Great day for Chema with working on engagement during his skills. (we are having trouble uploading photos at this time. Apologies for the inconvenience)
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’s first session was loose lead walking. At first he was bouncing all over the place, however as the session went on he progressed well. The trainer just made sure to change direction every time Chema pulled. This made sure that Chema discovered that pulling did not get him to where he wanted to get to. As he settled he focused well on the trainer even though there were other dogs around. It was great work by Chema. When doing loose lead at home make sure if Chema pulls to change direction. You may not get far and it is good just to walk between two points.||Focus: Distraction||C|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: Drop was the focus of Chema’s second session. There were numerous trainers training in the classroom today, so Chema did struggle at first. The trainer had to use the foot brake (putting the foot on the lead to help Chema self correct and to stay in position) during this session and this did help Chema stay in position. As the session progressed Chema was able to stay in the drop position for longer periods. Next time it would be great to see Chema not break position regardless of the dog distraction. Keep practicing this at home with low level distractions.||Focus: Distraction||D+|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: Chema’s final session was place training. Again the trainer worked with Chema in the classroom while other dogs were being training. This provided Chema once again with some challenges and he struggled to focus at first. Using the yes marker to reenforce staying on place meant that Chema did progress well in this session. Low level distraction while practicing this at home will help Chema learn to stay on place for greater periods of time.||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.