Chema performed very well today, he is progressing very well with all of his skills. Keep up the great work at home.
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: In his first session, Chema focused on further developing his skill 'loose lead' walking with repetitions under distraction (training outside, around another dog in close proximity). We focused on this skill to build engagement and reduce his challenging behaviour of pulling. Chema performed well, he was initially distracted by the environment. But with some guidance, he quickly redirected his focus and showed great engagement. When another dog was introduced, he initially lost focus and displayed a small amount of reactivity. However, the trainer introduced 'sit' while walking, this helped Chema remain calm when becoming overexcited and allowed him to relax before walking again. We suggest practice his loose lead in a low distracting environment in your house, using ‘sit’ and ‘drop’ to maintain his engagement.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: In his second session, Chema focused on further developing his skill 'place' with repetitions under distraction (human and dog movement). We focused on this skill to build his impulse control and improve his decision making as part of his canine reactivity. Choma performed well, he responds well to the verbal cue 'place' and has good duration. He can begin to struggle when distractions and distance are added, for example, when the trainer walks away from the bed. But with some guidance he quickly began to maintain it well. He successfully remained on place while there was another dog training within the classroom who was playing and highly aroused. We suggest continuing to work on this skill at home.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: In his final session, Chema focused on further developing his skill 'drop' with repetitions and duration. We focused on this skill as we have noticed responds well to the verbal cue ‘drop’ but struggles to hold duration. Chema performed well, he initially struggled to hold duration while in drop, but with some guidance he began to maintain it well. He successfully remained in drop while another dog walked past. We suggest continuing to practise this skill at home.||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.