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: Dakota’s first session was place. She is very keen to work for those treats and is smart enough to realise that going to place means treats. However, she was not staying on place for any period of time. The trainer worked with Dakota to stay on place for a great duration of time. Once Dakota started getting better at staying on place the trainer changed it up a bit so that Dakota was not predicting going to place. The trainer walked around and then sent Dakota to place randomly. Datoka did well at this and next time the trainer would like to increase the distance that Dakota runs to place from. Keep increasing the distractions at home, while Dakota is on place and reward frequently so that she learns that she needs to stay on place regardless of the distractions. Focus: Repetition C
Skill learnt: Crate Training Comment: Crate training was the focus of the second session. Dakota is not a fan of going in the crate and takes a while to settle. The trainer spent time with Dakota, getting her used to the crate, by throwing food into it and then slowly increasing the time she was in there with the door open. Dakota progressed really well and by the end of the session as happy to chase the food into the crate and have the door shut. Next time the trainer would like to see Dakota get to the point of going into the crate without the lure of food. Focus: Repetition B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: Dakota’s final session was drop. She has a good grasp of this skill but like place is not staying in that position for any length of time. The trainer encouraged Dakota to stay in position by treating often and using the foot brake. (putting a foot on the lead so that Dakota self corrects.) By the end of the session Dakota was holding position much better. Keep practicing at home and working on Dakota holding the position. Then start adding in small distractions. Focus: Repetition C+

We recommend your next step should be…

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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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