It was a pleasure to train with Miss Fern again, she is a sweet girl who loves her training. While training Fern showed no visible signs of reactivity towards any dogs. Keep up the good work at home.
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: In her first session, Fern focused on further developing her skill 'place' with repetitions under distractions (training within the classroom with another dog in close proximity). We focused on this skill to help Fern relax around dogs. Fern performed very well, she knows the skill 'place' well, but can struggle initially. Fern showed great engagement with her trainer despite the distractions. Fern showed no signs of reactivity towards the other dogs. As the session progressed, she relaxed and even began to fall asleep while on place. We suggest continuing to practice this skill at home.||Focus: Back to Basics||B+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: In her second session, Fern focused on further developing her skill 'drop' with repetitions under distractions (three dogs on 'place' within the classroom). We focused on this skill to build her impulse control and improve her decision making as part of her canine reactivity. Fern struggled to engaged with her trainer and follow a lure. Whilst distracted she showed no signs of reactivity towards the other dogs. As the session progressed, she slowly began to redirect her focus back onto the trainer, staring to follow a lure into drop. Once engaged Fern responds well to the verbal cue 'drop' but struggled with duration. Drop is a very important skill, practising it at home, beginning to build her duration (how long she remains in drop) will help her continue to progress.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
|Skill learnt: Targeting (touch)||Comment: In her final session, Fern focused on learning the new skill ‘touch’ with repetitions within the classroom. We focused on this skill to build engagement with Fern while in a high distracting classroom environment. Fern initially performed very well, she touched the spoon several times with her nose. As the session progressed Fern began to slowly stop touching the spoon. As she completed several sessions which consisted of high stimuli or distractions Fern was tried by her final session. She spent the remainder of this session on place relaxing around the other dogs.||Focus: Foundation||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.