Diesel performed very well today, he is such a happy boy who loves his training. 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, Diesel focused on further developing his skill 'loose lead' with repetitions under distraction (training outside in new areas). Diesel shows great engagement in familiar environments, even around high distractions (other dogs training outside). In unfamiliar environments Diesel initially lose his engagement and display the challenging pull. But with some guidance he quickly began to redirect his focus back onto his trainer. We suggest continuing to practise this skill at home in a range of different environments.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: In his second session, Diesel focused on further developing his skill 'drop' with distractions (human movement). We focused on this skill as Diesel can break drop when the trainer presents food or makes funny noises. Diesel performed very well, he initially broke drop twice on the first repetitions, with some guidance he quickly began to maintain his drops well. Next time we would like Diesel to remain in drop despite distractions.||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: In his final session, Diesel focused on further developing his skill 'chin rest' with repetitions within the high distracting classroom (four dogs training within the classroom). We focused on this skill to further develop his understanding of the skill. Diesel initially struggled to perform this skill in the classroom environment, but with some guidance and going back to basics he quickly began to perform well. Once engaged the trainer was quickly able to progress to challenging him with distractions (human movement and touching his body) while in this position. Diesel performed very well, he broke on the first repetition but quickly began to maintain it well. Next time we would like to see Diesel not break the chin rest despite these distractions. We suggest continuing to practise this skill at home.||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.