Charlie was such a good boy today and had great engagement.
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: Charlie started off his day with ‘loose lead’ walking outside. Charlie did very well and had good engagement, only getting heavily distracted once, but with the use of his non-reward marker “ah ah”, he regained his focus and walked nicely beside the trainer again. The next step for Charlie would to slowly introduce higher level distractions: food, toys etc. and see if he can still maintain his engagement. Keep up the awesome work at home!||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: Next up, Charlie worked on his ‘place’ skill, mainly focusing on sending to and from with a distance. At first Charlie did very well at going to place from about 1 metre away, but once the trainer tried to increase that, he would get confused and drop instead. The trainer then took him back to the 1 metre mark and took very small steps further back each time and Charlie was able to go to place from just below 3 metres away!! Keep on testing him at home with this, just by taking a small step further back each time and see how far you can get! It is such a great skill for Charlie to have so he can learn to relax on place.||Focus: Distance||B+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: Lastly, Charlie practiced his ‘drop’ skill, focusing on duration and learning to relax with distractions. He did very well and only tried to break once for a tennis ball. When his non-reward marker “ah ah” was used, he realised what he did was wrong and remained put when the other tennis balls came bouncing over towards him. This is such a great skill for Charlie to have especially incase of emergencies, he will be able to remain where you tell him to and not move until released. Keep helping Charlie progress in this skill by adding more tempting distractions for him.||Focus: Duration||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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