Dexter smashed out his skills today! His basic obedience skills just need that little bit more work but he did fantastic at his spin 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: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: For his first session we worked on Dexter's loose lead outside on the grass. For the first few minutes he wasn't taking treats and was quite distracted by smelling everything. Once he did start taking treats his focus went way up and he had great engagement with the trainer. We also practice his drops while walking - the first 2 times he did sit instead and had to be asked again to go into drop but after that he would go straight into drop. He did get very distracted by a car with trailer arriving (which was quite noisy) so doing his loose lead sessions around cars arriving/departing would be a great next step for his loose lead skill. At home continue rewarding for good engagement and practice his emergency drops while walking.||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Spin||Comment: For his second session we worked on the spin skill as Dexter had been a bit unsure of it while walking outside. However, in the classroom, Dexter is the King of Spin! He absolutely loves the high energy of spin and follows a nice high hand signal both ways. Even when walking and doing recalls in the classroom he spins really well. Next time we'd like to practice his spins outside for that higher distraction level - at home practice his spins in lots of different environments to help proof the skill.||Focus: Repetition||A|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For his last session we worked on Dexter's place skill. Like Lexi he struggled a bit at the start but got back into it quickly. We tested him with movement from people and worked on sending him to place. The first few send to place attempts he got distracted halfway but then started doing really well and would go to place at 1-2m away. Next time we'd like to really test his skill with distractions as he has settled back into his normal level. At home practice the place skill with distractions and reward him for staying on place.||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.