The trainers were blown away with Dyson’s engagement and how well he is progressing. Keep up the great work.
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: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: In his first session, Dyson focused on further developing his 'loose lead walking' with repetitions under distractions (training outside). Dyson performed very well, he showed great engagement with his trainer and ignored most distractions. He can become distracted by people approaching him, but with some guidance he quickly redirects his focus. Next time we would like to see Dyson remain engage with his trainer despite people approaching. We suggest continuing to practise this at home.||Focus: Distraction||C|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: In his second session, Dyson focused on further developing his 'place' skill with distance and distractions. We focused on this skill to further develop Dysons understanding of place. Dyson performs very well with sending to place from short distances. He jumps onto the bed with all his might, when beginning to increase the distance he can struggle. But with some guidance he began jumping onto his place again, he successfully went to place while the trainer was two meters away. When on place he can struggle with his duration. We suggest you continue to practise this skill at home.||Focus: Distraction||C|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: In his final session, Dyson focused on learning the new skill 'spin' to help build engagement. Dyson performed very well, he loved learning this skill. Dyson still requires a lure, but it was slowly reduced throughout the session to a hand signal. When training this skill Dyson can become very excited and do a spin on two paws instead of four, when this occurred the trainer went back to basics and lured him. Next time we would like Dyson to spin with only the hand signal and begin adding the verbal cue ‘spin’. We suggest you continue to practice this skill at home.||Focus: Foundation||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.