Today the trainers revisited the basics and challenged these skills with distance, distractions and duration.
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: Place Training||Comment: Cookie's first session started outside with a long line. The trainers wanted to challenge her understanding of 'place' in a distracting environment. Starting with short distances the trainer gradually increased distance to 5m when using the long line with sending her to and from place. During this the trainer also did small walks around the area to get her distracted and her mind off of the skill to see if she will still perform. Cookie did struggle with this a little bit but responded well with repetition. Great work!||Focus: Repetition||B+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: This session also took place outside with the long line and the same process as place was used the challenge Cookie but with her drops. Cookie was easily distracted and but responded 95% of the time when asked to drop, she did struggle with a longer distance however overall performed well and showed good knowledge of the skill. This would be great to practice with her at home, using a long line walking around and getting her distracted and then using the drop command at a distance.||Focus: Distance||B|
|Skill learnt: Recall||Comment: Cookie struggled with her recalls to begin with so the trainer went back to basics and increased distance gradually. After a few repetitions Cookie had better engagement. This would also be good to focus on at home however should be done at random a few times a day to ensure she is going to recall no matter what she is doing.||Focus: Obedience||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.