Dotti was quite distracted today but that just made it better for training. She progressed well.
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: Dotti’s first session was door manners and drops. Door manners are such an important skill for all dogs to have. To many owner injuries occur when dogs rush through doorways. It’s also not a good way to start a training or walking session. The trainer got Dotti to sit and wait until she was released before going through some doors. It did take Dotti a while to master this. But she made great progress. At home practice this a lot with Dotti so it starts to happen automatically. Dotti did drops outside today and she did struggle a little to hold the drop for any length of time. However with lots of rewards by the end of the session the trainer was able to take a couple of steps away to then be able to take Dotti’s photo!||Focus: Distraction||C+|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: Dotti’s second session was place training. This was done in the grassed training area. At first Dotti wanted to keep getting off place but as the session progressed she was able to hold it longer with the trainer walking around her. Then Dotti saw the cows on a hill across the road. They were quite a distance away but Dotti still reacted by barking and growling. The trainer got Dotti’s attention back and whenever Dotti looked at the cows the trainer used the yes marker to reward Dotti. This is something the trainer will work on next time with Dotti.||Focus: Distraction||C|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: Dotti’s final session was to be recalls. However she was reacting and very distracted to gardening work going on nearby. The trainer used the opportunity to do loose lead walking and get Dotti’s focus back. It took changing direction numerous times as well as rewarding Dotti when she looked at the trainer and was no longer barking. By the end of the session Dotti was engaging again and ended the session well. Learning to resist these distractions will still help with her recall. Keep practicing at home with low distractions and get that success rate high before moving to higher distractions.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
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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