Mr Cash was very excited to be back training. Although overexcited at times he has shown a good understanding of his skills and progress with his reactivity. He does struggle when the other dogs are moving but with more practise and conditioning he will continue to progress. Keep practising his skills at home.
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: In his first session, Cash focused on revising his known skill of drop. We focused on this to assess what level his drops are at after some time away from training. Cash was initially over-excited and struggle to engage with the trainer. However, after a few minutes, he began to calm down and listen to the drop command. Once settled he began to perform well, he continued to respond to the drop cue and hold good duration. As he was performing so well the trainer began going into the classroom where two other dogs were training (sitting quietly) cash initially reacted (barked) at the dogs. The trainer took it slowly, progressing into the classroom, moving forward once he was settled. By the end of the session, he was holding a drop in the classroom with two dogs (stationary) nearby.||Focus: Foundation||B|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: In his second season, Cash focused on further developing his loose lead walking within the classroom around another dog. We focused on this skill to reduce his challenging behaviour of pulling and condition him to other dogs. Cash was initially distracted by the other dog and would react when they moved. However, once the trainer incorporated his skill of drop he redirected his focus quickly and performed very well. He can still struggle when the dog moves but is showing good progress.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: In his final session, Cash focused on further developing his skill drop under dog distractions. This session we challenge him with a more excitable dog who while was holding a drop has a high energy level. Similarly to his last session, this was initially challenging for Cash, but after a few minutes he redirected his focus and performed well. Cash successfully held his drop during this season while people and dogs walk out of the classroom, he was interested in both but did not react.||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.
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