It was such a pleasure to work with Mr Dexter today, he is a sweet boy who loves his cuddles and training. He is progressing well with all of 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 'drop' with repetitions under distractions (training outside). Dexter performed very well, Mr Dexter initially struggled to remain engaged in the high distracting environment, but with some guidance he quickly began to redirect his focus. When engaged Dexter performs well with his drops, he does require a hand signal but has good duration. We suggest continuing to practise this skill at home.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: In his second session, Dexter focused on further developing his skill 'send to place' with repetitions under distractions (training outside while Lexi was on passive place). Dexter initially struggled within the high distracting environment, he showed little engagement with his trainer and struggled to send to place. But with some guidance he slowly began to redirect his focus and perform well. Dexter performs well with send to place from short distances (two or three steps from bed) but can struggle when these distances increase. We suggest continuing to practice this skill at home.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: In his final session, Dexter focused on learning the new skill 'bell' with repetitions within classroom. We focused on this skill to challenge Dexter with shaping and his problem-solving skills. Dexter performed well, he slowly began to interact with the bell (touching it with his nose). As the session progressed Dexter began to reliably touch the bell with his nose.||Focus: Foundation||C+|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: Dexter was challenged with remaining on passive place while the trainer worked with Lexi, Dexter performed very well, he successfully remained on place for 15 minutes without breaking.||Focus: Duration||B+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: Dexter was challenged with remaining in passive drop while the trainer was working with Lexi, Dexter performed amazingly, he successfully remained in drop for 15 minutes without breaking.||Focus: Duration||A|
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.