Chema is a very excitable dog that did struggle a bit today with basic obedience skills and distractions. We have started building some good foundations in him and hope to see him again soon!
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: Chema had poor loose lead skills walking from the kennel to the classroom so that was the first skill we worked on. He started off quite distracted but did start to settle down into a nice pace. His focus and engagement was great majority of the time but he did get easily distracted. He did pull a bit at the start but after being told "uh-uh" and being turned around each time he behaved much better. Next time we'd like to work on his loose lead around other dogs to help with his reactivity.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For his second skill we started teaching Chema his place skill to help him relax and work on his reactivity. Chema is a very excitable dog that struggles to be still and having place helps to teach him to settle down. He followed the lures really well but did take a while to understand he wasn't allowed to get off the bed until released ("break"). He also had the added distraction of another dog which caught a lot of his focus. Next time we'd like to continue building his place skill as it will be vital to dealing with his reactivity (ie. Giving him a job to do around dogs). At home work on luring him onto a raised bed and rewarding him once all 4 paws are on it.||Focus: Distraction||C|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For his last session we worked on Chema's drop skill. Chema struggles a lot with his basic obedience skills in the classroom and due to his reactivity it is important that his skills are very solid. Chema had little to no duration at the beginning of the session so duration was our major focus for today. Over time he did get a little better but any distraction would cause him to break out of the drop. Next time we'd like to continue with his foundations of drop and not letting him get up until released ("break"). At home, practice putting him in drops (treat) , having him stay for a few seconds (treat) and then releasing him with his release word (treat).||Focus: Duration||C|
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.