Dakota was nervous around the trainer (new to her) but will patience and conditioning she warmed up well
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: The first session focused on sending to place with duration. There was another training and dog distraction which Dakota was only phased by when loud or unfamiliar noises were presented. She struggles with the release word 'break' (she would not follow off the mat without a lure). At the beginning she struggled with duration on place but made progress throughout the session.||Focus: Duration||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: The classroom was very noisy at this point therefore the trainer used the opportunity to condition different sounds (banging, dogs barking and people chatting). The trainer increased distance from the noise to begin with and slowly decreased the distance whilst also working on her drops. She has a good understanding of the hand signal. The trainer worked on impulse control (putting a treat 60cm in front of her) and she was only able to get it when released. She struggled at the beginning but started to get the hang of it.||Focus: Repetition||C+|
|Skill learnt: Middle Position||Comment: The trainer noticed that she can be very wearing getting near people so to assist with conditioning she worked on the skill 'middles'. This is great for conditioning the trainers, can be used for a recall and is a great controlled position. The trainer first conditioned her going through her legs by throwing a treat through that she had to chase. Once comfortable with this is changing into a lure going through the legs and up the trainers body (Dakota would sit between the trainers legs). She did really well with this session!||Focus: Repetition||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.