Buster had a great day with lots of engagement and he worked hard to get those treats
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: For Busters first session the trainer worked on loose lead. Loose lead walking is an important skill as we need to enjoy being able to enjoy walking our dogs without it being a battle of strength! Buster did take a while to settle into this session and at first the trainer was only walking short distances before having to turn because Buster was pulling. However as the session progressed Buster settled well and was walking without pulling most of the time. Keep practicing this at home with low distractions first. Slowly building up the distractions.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: The second session for Buster was drop. Buster is quite good at his drops, however he was breaking quite easily when he was distracted. While outside Buster had both people and dog distraction. As the session progressed he was able to hold the position much better but was very distracted by the other dogs walking passed. While practicing this at home start in the house first and then progress to the back yard and then the front. The idea is to slowly increase the distractions. When Buster is working well with distractions, work on the duration. The length of time he will hold position.||Focus: Duration||C+|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: Busters last session was place. Such a great skill to have when people come over to the house and you don’t want Buster in the way. He did great in the classroom, however, outside he did struggle again with other dogs walking passed. The trainer directed him back to place when he broke position. Next time the trainer would like to see Buster not break place regardless of dogs walking passed. As with all his skills, keep practicing at home with low level distractions and slowly building them up.||Focus: Distraction||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.