A great first day for Dotti! Apologies for late report. IT issues are now resolved.
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: Place Training||Comment: Dottie's first session was learning her yes marker and place training. The yes marker is the word we use to tell the dog they have done the right thing. We say yes then give the dog the treats. Place training is a good skill for Dottie to have as it will help with excitement levels and jumping. Dottie was very excited and was also concerned and jumpy around the other dogs in the classroom. However she soon settled into the session and progressed well. Place training is a good first session for new dogs as it teaches the dogs the three communication markers we used. Yes, break and uhuh. Dottie did a great job and was keeping on place well with a few trainer movement distractions.||Focus: Repetition||C+|
|Skill learnt: Recall||Comment: Next session for Dottie was practicing recalls. The trainer did this on a normal length lead and called Dotti. As Dottie started to head towards the trainer the trainer said come and ran backwards a little way. As Dottie came close the trainer used food to help get Dottie in a sit position in front of the trainer. Dottie did well with this and next time it would be good to continue this but on a longer lead.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: Final session for Dotti was loose lead walking. She did want to pull, but the trainer worked in a small area In the car park and changed direction when Dotti pulled. By the end of the session she was engaging with the trainer and walking well. At home practice in a low distraction area and use treats as a lure and to help her focus.||Focus: Repetition||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.
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