Cookie worked really well in the cattery today but some of her skills need a revisit!
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: Cookies first session started with loose lead and drops in the cattery. Cookie was over aroused to begin with so the trainer had her in a drop within the doorway until she settled. She was slow go go into her drops and occasionally ignored the command therefore a bit of duration to encourage her to settle was needed. Once she was more focused the trainer was able to walk around the cattery with good engagement from her. There were a few friendly cats interested in cookie so the trainer utilised this opportunity to condition them.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: Cookies second session was in the cattery and mainly focused on revisiting trick skills around the cats. Once again, Cookie was very aroused but settled faster than the first session. To the trainers suprise Cookie struggled with some of the basic tricks! These included rollover, sit pretty and spin! It was a very distracting environment for Cookie so they went back to basics with these skills.||Focus: Back to Basics||B|
|Skill learnt: Recall||Comment: Cookies past session was focused on her recalls. This was completed in the classroom with other dog distractions. Cookie easily got distracted which made it easy for the trainer to work on her recalls. This was done with a short lead, if Cookie was more than 1.5m away she did not recall. This would be a great safety skill to work on at home. Start by walking randomly around the house with her on lead, once distracted call her name once, if she looks at you then start jogging backwards to entice her to chase. When she is close to you say 'come' then mark and reward. She automatically went into a sit which is great! Then the trainer released her from her recall.||Focus: Back to Basics||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.