Dexter is improving in his skills each time we see him! We love seeing his progress and his confidence increase.
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: For his first session we took advantage of the good weather and worked on his loose lead outside. For the most part he did very well but he did get distracted easily, especially by other people and dogs. This caused him to not always follow the trainer when turning as he wanted to be somewhere else. If there were no distractions he walked beautifully next to the trainer. Next time we'd like to see him be less reactive to distractions and more focused on the trainer. At home practice his loose lead in familiar environments to get it really solid before adding any distractions.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: For his second session we worked on Dexter's loose lead inside as it was quite distracting with 2 other trainers and 4 other dogs out in the room. Dexter did fantastic this session, even better than outside. The only slight time he showed distraction was when passing the crate Lexi was in where he would pull a bit towards it but after a few laps his focus stayed on the trainer. Next time we'd like to see him being able to ignore Lexi completely and keep full focus on the trainer. At home keep working on loose lead - you can practice around the house with Lexi in a crate, place or drop depending on her skill levels.||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For his last session we continued work on Dexter's place skill. He is really quite good at this and didn't break for food or toys. A few times he did put one paw off but a quick "uh-uh" and he'd put it straight back on the bed. Next time we'd like to push his place skill a bit further with higher distractions that are a bit more unusual. At home use place a lot to help Dexter settle and relax (especially around Lexi).||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: Dexter did really well for his passive place and only broke once or twice for the duration.||Focus: Duration||B+|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: This week the doggies attended their first art class with the trainers. This involved a session full of enrichment and fun, stimulating the dogs mentally, as well as using the opportunity to condition the environment and make something beautiful to take home.||Focus: Confidence||X|
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.