Dexter struggled with the high distractions today, he found it difficult to focus. Once the distractions reduced, he performed very well, he showed great engagement and skill.
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: In his first session, Dexter focused on further developing his skill 'place' within a high distracting environment (dogs barking within classroom). We focused on this skill to help build his impulse control. Dexter was initially unsettled within the classroom and struggle to go on 'place', the trainer used a lure. With some guidance this lure was slowly faded, while on place Dexter has great duration. In a high distracting environment Dexter can struggle with send to place. Next time we would like to see Dexter show more confidence with his skill place. We suggest continue to practice this skill at home.||Focus: Back to Basics||C+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: In his second session, Dexter focused on further developing his skill 'drop' with duration under distractions (balls, toys and human movement). We focused on this skill to continue developing his impulse control. Dexter performed very well, he initially broke place once when the trainer stepped back, but, with some guidance he quickly began to maintain it well. We suggest continuing to practise this skill at home.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Targeting (touch)||Comment: In his final session, Dexter focused on learning the new skill 'targeting' with repetitions within the classroom. We focused on this skill to begin working on achieving Dexter his trick title. Dexter performed very well. He was initially hesitant to touch the spoon (target) but with some guidance he quickly began to repeatedly touch the spoon. We suggest continuing to practise this skill at home.||Focus: Foundation||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.