"Duke"

2021-02-26

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: With place training today we really focused on increasing our duration and remaining in place until released. We started with minimal distractions and practicing our engagement with sending Duke to and from place. From here we gradually worked our way up. Initially Duke was breaking after a minute or two, too many good smells to check out and explores to have but with a few corrections and lots of rewarding we eventually stayed in position! Duke really started to relax in position and had a lie down with a great big smile! We then kept him in position and another dog trained around him. Although interested, he would happily lie there as long as the treats were regularly dispensed! Keep up the great work at home, Duke definitely seems to have a bigger confidence boost and is far more comfortable and relaxing faster in different environments. Focus: Duration B
Skill learnt: Middle Position Comment: For the next session we really wanted to get this middle position happening. This round he seemed much more confident coming through the legs! Such great progress! As he was comfortable hopping straight into this session we began our focus on duration and sitting while in position. Using a strong lure, Duke was happy to remain in position ( as long as those treats kept coming ). We managed to get one sit down and we take that as a win! Next time we would really like to focus on getting that sitting position. Duke thoroughly enjoys learning this skill and would be fantastic to continue at home. It’s a lot of fun for everyone and really helps strengthen that bond and also creates that extra safe spot to help his confidence! Focus: Duration C+
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: We decided to end our day with a great loose lead session outside. The property allows for some fantastic distractions, good smells, noises, and other animals, which is great for testing Duke and his skills. To begin we were incredibly eager to get moving. So we went back to basics and used a strong lure to keep Duke by our side. After the use of this lure, a few corrections, he was walking absolutely beautifully along our sides. Focus really stayed on the trainer here and his engagement was absolutely amazing, even with the larger animals around. He was a lot more confident around road noises and sounds which was great to see. He has progressed so well being in different environments, keep up the great work at home, everything is developing fantastic and there is a noticeable difference in how his confidence has grown! Focus: Confidence B+

We recommend your next step should be…

Continue Dayschools

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.

 

Want to share Duke's awesome progress?