Buster performed very well today, he is showing great progress with his skills and loved all the cuddles today.
It was a PLEASURE training with your pooch today and we look forward to continuing to help you achieve your goals, skills and improve your relationship.
Your journey does not end here, it has only just begun!
"I trained hard, I played hard! Please find below the skills we worked on and my results. I look forward to showing you what I learnt and working on them more with you!" If you have any questions about the skills we trained please feel free to contact todays trainer."
|Skill||Comment||We focused on||Grade|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: In his first session, Buster focused on building engagement and pushing his loose lead walking around the facility. When leaving the kennel Buster was super excited and was jumping all over the place. To help him redirect his focus and calm down the trainer went back to basics and used a lure. This encouraged Buster to walk nicely until he settled. Once engaged the trainer moved around the facility, Buster can become distracted by the environment (smells, people, sounds), but with some guidance and going back to basics with a lure he redirects his focus quickly.||Focus: Foundation||C+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: In his second session, Buster focused on further developing his skill drop outside around high distractions (can hear kennel dogs, people, and dogs walking past). We focused on this skill to further develop his understanding of dropping under distractions. Buster was initially distracted when in the outside environment, however, he continued to respond to the drop command well. As the session progressed Buster redirected his focus to show amazing engagement. He also began to maintain his drop for a longer duration despite distractions. He successfully went into the drop and held duration while a dog walked past.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Conditioning||Comment: In his final session, Buster focused on conditioning to objects (leads) going over his head. Buster was initially hesitant to place his nose through the lead. However, once the trainer introduced treats, he quickly placed his nose through the lead. After several repetitions, Buster was following the treats through the lead very well. As he was performing so well the trainer began to fade the lure while he continues to place his nose through the slip lead. We would recommend practicing this at home with his harness, using treats slowly lure his nose through the lead until he is comfortable, then slowly fade the lure.||Focus: Conditioning||B|
We recommend your next step should be…
A: Outstanding (90 – 100%) I understand my training, Neat & Complete! Ready to move on to higher difficulty & distraction
B: Great Work (80-89%) I mostly understand, Almost neat & complete! Needs practice in some areas. Mild distractions
C: Well Done (70-79%) Some good progress. Needs work, but on my way. Still learning. Low distractions.
D: Beginning (60-69%) My journey is just beginning, I don’t understand just yet. Introduction phase. No distraction.
E: Unable to Progress. Needs major focus, seek further options to assist.
X: Not gradable, the focus was on Enrichment, Socialisation & Engagement.
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