Cookie performed well today, she did struggle working in the kennel environment, but progressed well. 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: Drop/ Down||Comment: In her first session Cookie focused on further developing her skill drop in the kennel area (inside where she can hear dogs but not see them). Cookie was initially distracted by the environment, however she did redirect her focus quickly. When completing her drops, she performed well when the trainer was stationary but struggled with emergency drops. The trainer went back to basics with her emergency drops, only taking one step very slowly. This helped Cookie redirect her focus and continued to perform well.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: In her second session, Cookie continued to focus on her drops while in the kennel area. We continued to focus on this skill as she struggled during her prior session. Cookie was initially distracted by the environment, however she quickly redirected her focus. As she was performing well the trainer began to work on her emergency drops again. Cookie initially struggled, however with some guidance she quickly began to show good engagement and perform well. She is still slow going into her emergency drop but is listening to commands. Head over to our Instagram story to see her progress.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: In her final session, Cookie focused on further developing her skill chin rest, while conditioning Cookie to the trainer moving their hand to simulate placing a treat on her nose. We focused on this skill as when in chin rest this action causes her to break. Cookie performed well, she initially broke the chin rest when the trainer began to move there hand. However, with some guidance and practise she began to maintain it well. We would suggest practising this at home to help her progress into balance a treat on her nose.||Focus: Conditioning||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.
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