Cooper is a very enthusiastic learner but does struggle with patience during his training sessions. He did give everything his very best shot today which was awesome to see and we look forward to working with him again on his training journey.
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: For his first session we worked on Cooper's place skill in the classroom with another dog present. He didn't react to the other dog which was great. Our main focus today was to help Cooper with the foundations of place - luring him on, rewarding him for staying on place and luring him off with the release word of "break". As he is still learning the skill we didn't push him much with distractions beyond taking small steps away and rewarding him for staying on place. Next time we'd like to see him staying on place without breaking so that we can start testing him with distractions. At home work on the basics of the place skill so he gets a good understanding of the fundamentals.||Focus: Foundation||C+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For his second session we worked on Cooper's drop skill. He follows the lure very enthusiastically but struggled with any kind of duration so that was our major focus for this session. Cooper's duration did increase a lot over the session which was really great to see! We also worked a little on manners, having him take treats in a more gentle manner which he also improved with over the session. Next time we'd like to have good duration in his drops so that we can start testing him with distractions. At home practice drops regularly and continue rewarding him for staying in the drop until released ("break").||Focus: Duration||C+|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: For his final session we worked on loose lead in the classroom while another dog was on place. Cooper was fine with the other dog, he didn't do any more than just look at it which is great. He walked well next to the trainer but again had to be taught to take treats a bit more gently. Next time we'd like to walk Cooper in a more distracting environment to help build his skill. At home use lots of rewards when walking in familiar environments to prepare him for loose lead in distracting environments.||Focus: Distraction||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.