Dash has some great starts to his skills but needs a bit more work to tidy them up. Continue working on his basics at home to help implement boundaries which will help with his reactivity.
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: Crate Training||Comment: For his first session we worked on Dash's loose lead skill in the classroom. Dash does pull a lot on the lead and this can contribute to reactivity to other dogs during walks. He was very unfocused and pulled at the beginning - it took several minutes for him to start focusing on the trainer and taking treats. Once he did start to settle he gave good engagement and walked nicely with only the odd bit of pulling. Next time we'd like to have Dash less distracted so that we can better work on his loose lead reactivity around other dogs.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For his second session we worked on Dash's place skill. He had a better understanding of the fundamentals than Jasper and soon was going to place easily when directed. He did struggle a bit with his duration/distraction and would break when the trainer took a few steps back. Over the session he did improve and learnt to stay on place when the trainer moved away a bit. Next time we'd like to continue pushing light distractions for Dash to help strengthen this skill. At home use a raised bed and practice being able to put Dash on it and taking a step or two back and rewarding him if he stays on the bed.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: Dash is fantastic at going into his drops but struggles with any kind of duration or distraction. The focus of this session was to build his duration and have him only come out of drop when told to "break". He did improve his duration over the session but this definitely needs more work. Next time we'd like to continue building his duration so that we can start pushing his skill with distractions. At home use drop regularly and focus on giving him treats for staying in drop. If he gets up before you release him (with the word "break") tell him "uh-uh" and use pressure on the lead to bring him back into drop.||Focus: Duration||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.