"Gigi"

2021-05-07

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: Gigi was so much more confident today! She was still a little nervous but approached the trainer right away in the kennels and even went to greet other staff on the way to the classroom. She was even taking treats during her first session from the trainer! In the classroom we worked on her place skill. She was distracted as she could hear a dog whining in a nearby crate but still did really well with her place skill. Like Lexi, she can be sent to place from a distance without much issue and has a great understanding of the basics of place. We also tested Gigi with movements from the trainer. She broke the first time then was fantastic with staying on place with the trainer running backwards, dancing past, etc. Next time we'd like to push the distractions more as she is very good with her duration. At home use light level distractions while she is on place to strengthen the skill. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: For her second session we worked on Gigi's drop skill. Gigi is very good at this skill and doesn't need a food lure to go into drop. However, she does struggle with duration and would often bounce into a sit instead of staying in a drop. So the main focus was to increase her duration and have her staying in a drop until released. Gigi also did quite well around other dogs. She did break her drop once when a dog moved nearby but to her than that kept good focus on the trainer and didn't react much. Next time we'd like to start doing distractions while she is in drop and continue pushing her duration. At home focus on keeping Gigi in a drop position until you choose to release her. Focus: Duration B
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For her last session we worked on Gigi's loose lead skill. She was a bit too distracted outside so we worked in the classroom around another dog. Gigi did really well in the classroom - while her engagement wasn't quite there she did walk very nicely and ignored the other dog. Next time we'd like to start moving her loose lead into more distracting environments to build the skill. At home practice engagement with her and rewarding her everytime she looks at you while walking. Focus: Distraction B+

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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 DoneĀ (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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