Douglas had a fantastic day today and we look forward to seeing him back for more dayschools
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: For the first session the trainer did a quick refresh for Douglas of his yes marker. Then the trainer moved onto place training. The classroom was very busy with 2 other dogs being trained at the same time. Douglas struggled at first and was keen to break place at the slightest of distraction. As the session progressed Douglas did stay on place for longer periods of time but next time the trainer will work with Douglas to ensure that he learns to resist the distractions.||Focus: Distraction||D+|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: Loose lead was the focus for Douglas's second session, which started in the classroom and ended outside with more distractions. Douglas did well in the classroom and struggled a little outside. The trainer changed direction and used food as a lure to help keep Douglas's focus on the trainer. Douglas also got distracted by the farm animals, however, the trainer worked with Douglas to help ignore the animals and he did really well. Using the yes marker to help teach him that the handler is where Douglas should keep his focus.||Focus: Distraction||D+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: Douglas's final session's was drop, which developed into learning emergency drops. An important skill to have, to be able to put a dog in a drop quickly and continue walking away. Douglas progressed during the session to do really well at this in a low distracting environment. Towards the end of the session the trainer took Douglas to the kennels to practice his drops in a more stimulating environment. Douglas did struggle and needed to go back few steps to drop immediately on command. Next time the trainer would like to work more with Douglas to get his emergency drops nailed with more distracions.||Focus: Distraction||D+|
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.