Daisy was very excitable today which did make it hard for her to focus on her training.
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: Daisy was very excitable in the classroom and did struggle to focus during her drop session. Initially she would drop for barely a second and then spring up again so a big focus of this session was her duration in drop and staying in it until released. By the end of the session she did show improvement in this but we did also learn that squeaky toys are a massive distraction for her. Next time we'd like to see her hold her drop until released so that we can start using distractions while she is in drop. At home practice drops with a focus on her holding them until she is released ("break").||Focus: Duration||C|
|Skill learnt: Targeting (touch)||Comment: To help tire out Daisy mentally and work on her engagement we spent the second session working on her touch skill (using a wooden spoon as the touch object). The first few times it was presented she interacted with it straight away but then seemed to lose interest in the object. To keep her from become disheartened we also used this session to work on basic engagement (throwing a piece of Fritz to the side everytime she focused on the trainer) and using her place skill to settle her around the other dogs in the classroom. She was very good at the engagement game and did a good job of her place skill (only breaking a few times near the start). Next time we'd like to be able to get her more engaged to focus on the touch skill as it will be good for her to be able to do trick training in the distracting classroom environment. At home, use simple objects for the touch skill and reward her for interacting with them in any way.||Focus: Repetition||C|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: Again Daisy was very distracted at the start of her loose lead session in the classroom. Over time, she did start to settle but would easily lose focus, especially with distractions from outside (dogs barking in kennels etc). By the end the majority of her focus was on the trainer but she does still need work in this skill. Next time we'd like to see some more engagement from her so that we can push this skill a bit further. At home, practice her loose lead in familiar environments (inside the house or in the backyard) so that she can get the fundamentals really strong before distractions are added.||Focus: Distraction||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.