Charlie was such a good boy today! He did so well with his training.
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 some ‘loose lead’ walking in the classroom with dog distractions. Charlie did very well and walked beautifully, did not let the other dogs bother him, but he did lack some engagement. Whilst it is great he was not pulling, it is important for him to keep engagement with the person walking him, especially if he is in a higher distracting environment, you want to ensure that he is focused solely on you, that where there is no temptations for him to run off and pull. Keep up the good work at home!||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: Charlie’s next session was focused on his ‘drop’ skill and building his duration, whilst having dog and people distractions in the classroom. He did well and only broke from his drop twice throughout the 15 minutes, which is still good! Especially as there were dogs walking about. By having Charlie build his duration in his drop, he will learn to relax and settle in his new environments quicker. The next step for Charlie would be to slowly add more high level distractions; food, toys etc.||Focus: Duration||B+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: Lastly, Charlie worked on his manners, in particular, his door manners. Charlie’s biggest struggle was remaining in a drop when he heard the noise of the door handle twisting, he would often pop up from his drop, but with the use of his non-reward marker (“ah ah”), he would return to his drop. The trainer then continued working with him in his drop and constantly opening and closing the door, ensuring he remains in this skill until released. By the end of this session Charlie was a pro at door manners. This skill can be implemented in other circumstances needing manners, just put Charlie in a controlled position (sit/drop) and reward him for his good behaviour, if he breaks, use “ah ah” and resituate him. Persistence is key. Keep up the great work!||Focus: Manners||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.