We loved training with Mr Dexter again today, he is a sweet boy who loves his training and lots of cuddles. 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: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: In his first session, Dexter focused on further developing his skill loose lead walking under distractions (training outside). We focused on this skill to improve Dexter’s challenging behaviour of pulling as well as building engagement. Dexter performed well, he can become easily distracted by the environment (birds or dogs barking), but will recover quickly. Dexter showed little engagement with his trainer throughout this session, next time we would like to see Dexter show more engagement towards his trainer. We suggest continuing to practise this at home.||Focus: Distraction||C|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: In his second session, Dexter focused on further developing his skill 'place' under high distractions (two other dogs training in the classroom and food around him). We focused on this to help build Dexter’s impulse control. Dexter performed very well, he did not break place despite the high distractions. He was calm, relax and engaged with his trainer. We suggest continuing to practise this skill at home.||Focus: Distraction||A+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: In his final session, Dexter focused on further developing his skill 'drop' with repetitions under distractions (multiple bowls of food around him). Dexter performed very well, he did break drop on the first two repetitions, but with some guidance began to maintain it will. Dexter showed good engagement throughout this session. Next time the trainer would like to see Dexter remain in drop despite distractions.||Focus: Distraction||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.