Dyson was a bundle of energy today but did manage to settle down and improve some of his basic skills.
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: For his first session we decided to burn off some of Dyson's energy with loose lead in the classroom. At the beginning he was quite distracted and energetic with lots of jumping around. After a while he did start to settle down though he did still jump a little to get the treat (giving him treats at a low height can help with this). By the end of the session his focus had improved so much which was great! Next time we'd like to see Dyson be a bit calmer during loose lead so that we can increase some distractions and improve his skill. At home keep working on his engagement during walks.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For his second session we went straight into Dyson's drops. He still needed the lure to get into the drop but once he was in a drop he did quite well with people and movement distractions (only broke a few times). Next time we'd like to push his skill a bit further by using a lure less and having higher level distractions for him. At home phase out the lure where possible and use distractions while he stays in drop.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: or his last session we worked on Dyson's place skill. He is very enthusiastic going into place and listens well to the command. We tested him with some toys and food - he did great with toys but did struggle a bit with food distractions. Next time we'd like to continue pushing the skill so that he isn't as distracted by food - at home use some low value food for him as a low level distraction while he is on place.||Focus: Distraction||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.