Better engagement from Edgar today.
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 the first session the trainer worked on loose lead walking with Edgar, using the same distractions as yesterday. Edgar was pulling a lot as he walked out the kennel's however, it is a highly stimulating environment. Once out of the kennel, Edgar settled a bit and as the trainer kept changing direction, Edgar's focus started to be on the trainer. As the trainer took him closer to the animals, he did loose focus. Changing directions did help with this and Edgar did much better today with this situation. Keep practicing this skill with Edgar. Keep the distance short and keep changing directions if he is pulling.||Focus: Repetition||C+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: As with yesterday the trainer used the same distractions for Edgar's drop skill. Again at first he did struggle but as the session progressed he was getting in position much quicker than he did yesterday. Edgar did struggle to hold the position for any length of time but using treats the trainer got his focus back and he ended the session well.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: Edgar's final session was place training. This was done around the same distractions as the previous sessions. Edgar did struggle to focus and was all eyes for the other the animals and did not want to take treats. The trainer used engagement games such as throwing treats in the air while Edgar was on place to gain back his focus. When he focus was back the trainer used the yes marker a lot to encourage Edgar to keep focus. Continue to practice place training in your front yard to help Edgar learn to keep place with distractions.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
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.