Similarly, to Lexi, Dexter was not his usual self today. However, as the day progressed, he slowly began to be his normal self again. He is progressing well with his skills, keep up the great work at home.
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: In his first session, Dexter focused on further developing his skill 'emergency drop' with repetitions under distractions (another dog training within the classroom). We focused on this skill to improve his engagement and poof his drops. Dexter performed well, he continued to drop despite the trainer continuing to walk. Dexter was not himself during this session, although he performed well, he did not take treats and showed little engagement (possibly because Lexi was not around him). We suggest continuing to practise his emergency drops at home.||Focus: Distance||B+|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: In his second season, Dexter focused on further developing his skill 'send to place' with repetitions under distractions (balls, toys and food). We focused on this skill to challenge Dexter with his impulse control. Dexter performed very well, he was initially distracted by the food and toys in front of his bed, but with guidance he quickly began to ignore all distractions and go straight to his place. We suggest continuing to practise this skill at home.||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Middle Position||Comment: In his final session, Dexter focused on learning the new skill 'middle' with repetitions under distractions (another dog training within the classroom). Deter followed a lure well into the correct position. As the session progressed Dexter struggled to remain engaged with his trainer, the trainer continued to use the lure to help him focus.||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.