Charlie is starting to make some great progress on his basic obedience skills - keep working on them at home so that we can push him further at Dayschools! :)
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 his first session we worked on Charlie's loose lead. Charlie did pull a bit from the kennels and would often spin in front of the trainer while walking. After walking for a while in the classroom he settled down really nicely so we worked on just outside the classroom on the pavement. Initially he was quite distracted but as the session progressed he got a lot better and responded really well to the leash pressure when turning. However he did get very distracted by another dog so we spent some time at the end working on his loose lead back inside the classroom but with another dog around. After barking a few times initially he did focus back on the trainer and was able to walk nicely near the other dog without reacting. Next time we'd like to continue working on Charlie's reactivity around other dogs while walking to help him learn to ignore other dogs. At home walk Charlie in low distraction familiar environments and focus on him looking at you while walking with frequent treats.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For his second session we worked on the drop skill as Charlie had struggled with this around dogs in the previous session. Charlie was more focused on going into drops this session - he listened to just the verbal cue to go into drops. However, he did struggle a lot with duration, often getting up out of drop before hearing his release word of "break" so the main focus was to increase his duration in drop. As the session progressed he did improve and near the end was able to settle into a drop for a good minute or two without getting up. Next time we'd like to see him not breaking on his own so that we can work around distractions and other dogs. At home focus on his duration - getting him to drop for longer periods of time and using his release word once finished.||Focus: Duration||B|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: For his final session we did another session of loose lead outside on the grass. Charlie did much better this time and settled down a lot quicker. He was able to do loose lead for majority of the session and only rarely went around in front of the trainer. Next time we'd like to continue his loose lead outside with other dogs as distractions to help build his level of obedience.||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.