Duke is certainly settling into the training routine! His manners have started improving too which is great to see!
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: Place Training
|Comment: For his first session we worked on the place skill outside. Duke was a little cheeky this morning and kept breaking for some movement and/or if the trainer talked to him in a higher pitch/more excitable voice. As he kept looking for dropped treats in the grass we moved him to the carpark where he did have a bit more focus and was able to start holding it sometimes with the prior distractions.
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)
|Comment: For his second session we worked on loose lead on the grass and carpark. He was too distracted initially for the grass but after spending half the session going back to basics in the carpark we were able to return to the grass area with him showing good loose lead (it had just been freshly mowed so this could've been an added distraction). We also worked around the groundskeeper which Duke did really well with, he doesn't pull towards people as much anymore and can be easily brought back next to the trainer if he does stop to go to them. His food manners are also improving, he is starting to have a higher rate of not snatching which is great!
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down
|Comment: For his last session we worked on drops outside, starting to get him working on drops while walking. He did alright with this though would sometimes drop in front of the trainer rather than at the side so we can continue shaping that in Dayschools. We also had the opportunity to work on him holding his drop while dogs were led past at a distance - he did really struggle with this at kept breaking the drop to pull and bark. The second time dogs passed he was better and we were able to use scattered food as a distraction to keep him in his drop.
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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