Always a pleasure to train Dotti and great to see the improvements. 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: Place Training||Comment: Dotti’s first session was place. When the trainer took her to the classroom she got very excited as another dog was training. The trainer put more distance between the two dogs and worked on getting Dotti’s attention back. As the session continued Dottie settled well but the trainer couldn’t move far without Dotti breaking. Dotti does need a lot of work with her distractions, so keep practicing at home in different parts of the house and yard. Also at the start of this session the trainer really pushed door manners with Dotti and at one point Dotti started barking. The trainer ignored it and when Dotti was quiet and still the door was opened.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: Second session for Dotti was drop. Dotti at first acted like she had no clue what drop was. So the trainer used the uhuh word and leash pressure and then lots of rewards. Soon Dotti was dropping straight away on the verbal que and had the tail wagging for the treats! At home be firm with her as she does know this skill and ensure consistency so she doesn’t try and pull it over you!||Focus: Duration||C+|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: Last session was loose lead walking and this was a great improvement from last week. Dotti was still excited but settled really quickly. Given the rain right at this time the trainer started this session in the classroom and Dotti did really well. Her engagement was awesome. When the rain stopped Dotti continued outside. Once again the trainer changed direction a number of times to get Dotti’s engagement back. But overall Dotti has improved a great deal in her loose lead walking. Keep practicing and adding in different distractions. For example have her loose lead walk passed a bowl of treats!||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.
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