Django was an absolute pleasure to train with today. He has a lot of great skills that just need a little fine tuning. He adapted well to training in a new environment and around other dogs.
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: Django has great foundations in his drop skill. His engagement with the trainer and attention to his markers are A+. He dropped everytime he was asked right away but did struggle a little with staying in drop with distractions such as the trainer moving quickly around him and away from him. During the session we also worked on his impulse control with tennis balls that he did really well with! Next time we'd like to push his drop a bit further now that we know his level is quite high for it already. At home use distractions around him while he is in drop and reward him for staying in drop. This can also be used with the baby desensitisation - have him in drop and play baby sounds from your phone, making sure to reward him regularly.||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For his second session we continued working on Django's impulse control with his place skill outside. He broke the first time the trainer moved rapidly but then stayed on place with the trainer running around. We also tested shim with some plates of food and having him walk on and off place past them. He really struggled at the start and kept trying to get the food but after several attempts just ignored the food which is great progress. For the last 5 minutes we had him on place and moving on and off place while playing baby sounds which didn't bother him at all which is really good! Next time we'd like to continue pushing his place skill, particularly with food distractions as he struggled so much with food at the start. At home, practice sending him to and from place past distractions (toys/food) to continue improving his skill.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: For his last skill we worked on some of Django's engagement by doing a trick skill: the never ending hanky (tug). After being shown it twice Django was happily pulling the hanky out of the trainers hand. We worked on encouraging him to use big tugs and doing it multiple times as well as having baby sounds playing in the background again to help with his desensitisation. By the end of the session he was fully pulling out the whole hanky chain - great work on this at home! Next time we'd like to expand on Django's trick skillset as tricks are a great way to get his focus and improve engagement with him under distractions. At home practice his targeting skills and keep his mind busy, the more fun training is the more he will enjoy it!||Focus: Repetition||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.