Chema was a bit distracted by other dogs today. He did some good work outside of the classroom but then did struggle to focus inside the classroom, particularly in his last session with some very noisy dogs around.
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 Chema's loose lead outside. Chema did pull a lot from the kennels so we worked mainly in the carpark. Chema still walks that little bit ahead and on an angle so we worked a lot on inside turns so that he didn't want to walk too far ahead. It still took some time for him to walk besides the trainer so this is something to continue working on. He did do some great work with his turns though which was awesome.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For his second session we worked on Chema's place skill. Chema can be easily sent to place and didn't break for toy distractions so we moved to the next level - sending Chema to place past food. This was a massive distraction for Chema and we had bring the level right down to a single plate of dry kibble a distance away from the bed. As the session progressed we slowly moved the plate closer inch by inch - he got newly distracted each time and then started ignoring it. This would be a great distraction level to continue working on for Chema in future dayschools.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For his last session we worked on drops in the classroom. There were 2 vocal dogs that provided a massive distraction for Chema so he did struggle a lot to go into drops (even though he had done great with them outside earlier). Because of the heightened distractions we worked on simply getting Chema in and out of drops and working on some duration. Chema did improve during the session and held a really nice drop near the end with the other dogs moving around.||Focus: Distraction||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.