Callie did well today, there was more activity in the classroom so she struggled with her engagement but showed some progress!
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: Drop/ Down||Comment: Callie’s first session today was focused on her drop skill in the classroom. There was quite a lot of activity in the classroom today with lots of dogs and people moving around. She seemed to struggle with her engagement when we first entered the room so all we did for the first few minutes was wait for her attention, mark and reward when she looked at us and repeated. After a few minutes she did better so we proceeded to her drop skill. We were able to get her into a drop, mark/reward and release. If a dog started to move in the classroom Callie would break position and lose all engagement. We decided to move to the cattery which was quiet but still in range of the classroom. She did better in the cattery, it’s important to get their skills at a place where they can perform them well even under dog distraction. Just because she can do a drop doesn’t mean she can do them with dogs around! Proofing them in different environments is important because then we can introduce challenging distractions.||Focus: Duration||C+|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: Callie’s second session today was focused on place training. We were able to practice this even with a couple dogs in the room. Keeping the session really engaging and fast paced allowed us to keep her focus on the trainer instead of other dogs. Callie really seems to love this skill and is happy to jump on place. She will push the boundaries a little bit and balance right on the edge of the bed. This is ok, since the only rule is all four paws must remain on the bed. The end goal of this skill however is to have them settle on place, this can take a while for them to realise but the fact she knows the boundaries of the bed is an awesome start! She only broke position a couple times throughout the whole session when another dog started barking. Keep working on her place skill!||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: Callie’s last session today was all about loose lead walking. There was one other dog training in the classroom so it was a great opportunity to test her engagement. She started barking at the other dog once but she was easily redirected back to the trainer. We walked up and down the classroom, rewarding her for any engagement! Callie has shown some progress in this skill, she didn’t jump up as much and wasn’t cutting in front of the trainer. She followed direction really well and would only glance towards the other dog every now and then. Keep working on her loose lead, it doesn’t matter how much practice she gets with this skill, the more the better!||Focus: Distraction||C+|
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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