Cookie was a bit all over the place at the start of the day but did really well once she had settled down. She is smashing out her orbit skill and we are pleased to see how far she has come in it.
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: Cookie was very overexcited when being collected from the kennels. With the lead on she was jumping, pulling and all around launching herself around in excitement. So for the first session we worked on her loose lead outside to calm her down and burn off some of her energy. It took a good few minutes for Cookie to start calming down and engage with the trainer. Once she had better focus she walked really nicely on a loose lead and regularly "checked in" with the trainer. We also added lots of spins (she does so well with this with just a verbal cue and small hand signal) to keep her focus which helped a lot. Next time we'd like to see some better manners from Cookie when leaving the kennels and less distraction from her when walking. Keep up the good work at home and utilise lots of other obedience skills while walking to keep her on her toes.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: For her second session we continued work on Cookies orbit skill. She is much more confident in this skill this week - she does it a lot smoother than last week. Sometimes she does get a little too into it and can go a bit too fast but otherwise is doing really well. We've started using the verbal cue of "orbit" to help reduce her dependence on the lures. Next time we'd like to start reducing the lure a little if she is still doing it smoothly. Continue working on this at home as we can see all the effort going on behind the scenes in it between her dayschools.||Focus: Repetition||B+|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: We continued with orbit for Cookie's last session. Again, she is very confident with it. We did try reducing the lure a tad but because she gets too enthusiastic, she needs the lure on her nose still to keep next to the trainer during the skill. She does seem to enjoy the challenge of this skill and her tail wags the whole time doing orbit.||Focus: Repetition||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.