Duke is showing steady improvement in his skills and loves coming out for training!
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."
|We focused on
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)
|Comment: For his first session we went over the loose lead skill in the carpark. He settled into the walk much quicker than yesterday and had some good focus and response to his "yes" marker. He did get distracted by the odd treat but did well overall. We did briefly try him on the grass again but this is too high a distraction for him at this time (but a great goal to work towards while he is with us!).
|Skill learnt: Place Training
|Comment: For his second session we worked on place outside again. He was happy to go on the bed from the start of the session this time so we were able to start adding some movement distractions. He can get easily tempted to step off the place bed (especially at this time there were a lot of people moving about the carpark that he wanted to say hello to!) but did hold it a few times while the trainer was moving around.
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down
|Comment: For his last session we worked on the drop skill outside near the busy carpark. This is a stronger skill for Duke so we were able to test it by having the trainer move around him, hop to the side and stand over him without him breaking. We will continue pushing higher levels of distractions for him as he progresses in his Dayschools.
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.
Check out our stories on Facebook or Instagram to see more of Duke's time with us. Be quick, though, as stories are only live for 24 hours.