Charlie did really well at dayschool today. Just a few tidying up of skills but he has some great foundations!
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 has some great foundations in his loose lead skill. The first few minutes from the kennels to the classroom he did pull a fair bit and would jump up for treats. Once he settled he had a lovely loose lead walk so we moved from the low distracting classroom to the cattery for added distractions. Charlie would occasionally pull at something but was very responsive to his markers ("uh-uh" and "yes") so it wasn't difficult to get his focus back on the trainer. Next time we'd like to test Charlie's loose lead skill around other people and dogs as his basic skill level is quite good. At home practice keeping Charlie focused during walks with "yes" and treats. If he is too distracted use an obedience skill like drop to regain his focus or go back to a less distracting environment (the house or backyard).||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: Again, Charlie has some good knowledge of the place skill already. He happily follows a lure onto it and puts himself back on it if told "uh-uh" when he breaks. He does get easily distracted by toys while on place so this was the focus of today's session. The first time a tennis ball was thrown past be broke from place so we started off with being able to toos one tennis ball and then slowly building up from there. It didn't take Charlie long to understand he had to stay on place but toys are still a temptation for him. Next time we'd like to push this skill a bit further for Charlie and increase the level of toy distractions for him. At home use toys around him while he is on place and reward him for remaining on the bed.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: Charlie is good at going into his drop but struggles to stay in it until released. Our focus today was to increase his duration in drop and teach him to come out of it with his release word of "break". Charlie's duration did improve over the session and he started listening really well to the trainer. Next time we'd like to see some good duration in drop from Charlie so that we can push his skill with distractions. At home practice slowly increasing the length of time he stays in drop before being released to help build his skill.||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.