Evie did really well today, she improved with each skill by the end of the session.
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: Middle Position||Comment: For Evie’s first session we worked on her middle’s skill. This skill is useful for allowing the dog to concentrate and show engagement with the trainer. Evie started off the session being unfocused as she was distracted by the other dogs in the classroom. To allow her to settle and redirect her attention to the trainer she was put into a drop. After she started to focus on the trainer, we started to work on her middles which consisted of her being put into a drop and then the trainer holding food between their legs so when she was told to break, she would go between the trainers’ legs. To begin with Evie was breaking whenever the trainer moved away from her but after being told ‘uh uh’ and being put back onto place she started to hold her drop until the trainer asked for ‘middles. Evie started to progress well and was able to move into middles with a lure. The next step for Evie will be to continue working on her middles using a food lure as she is still learning this.||Focus: Foundation||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For Evie’s second session we worked on her drop skill. This skill is important as it teaches them to settle. We started this session in the classroom and Evie was doing well. She was dropping when asked and was holding her duration. As she was doing well, we moved to outside, and her concentration decreased. Evie was dropping when asked however she couldn’t hold her duration for longer than 10 seconds. Therefore, we worked on her duration outside. To help with her duration she was frequently rewarded. As the session went on Evie started to focus and was holding her duration for longer however, she would still break at times. The next step for Evie will be to continue working on her duration outside.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: For Evie’s last session we worked on her loose lead walking. This is important for nice walking without pulling or zigzagging. Evie started off a bit distracted by the outside environment, but it didn’t take long for her to stop pulling and walk by the trainer’s side. This was achieved by frequent turning and saying, ‘uh uh’ and walking the other direction when Evie would get distracted and pull. She was also rewarded when she turned when the trainer turned as well as when she would make eye contact with the trainer. While Evie started to walk nicely, she still didn’t have the best engagement with the trainer and therefore continuing her loose lead walking outside is her next step.||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.
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