Hank was very energetic today but settled down well in his sessions. He is making good progress on his basics - keep up the great 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: For his first session we worked on Hank's place skill in the classroom. As he gets distracted easily on place we mostly worked on his duration and only taking a step or two away while he remained on place. Hank did well with duration - he stayed for quite some time without breaking and if he did break a quiet "uh-uh" and light lead pressure was enough to get him back on. He shows good fundamentals of pksce and can be sent to place quite easily. He did break the first few times the trainer took a step away but then was really good and wouldnt break for the same tactic. Next time we'd like to continue working on his people/movement distractions to help continue building his skill. At home practice sending him onto place and taking small steps back (rewarding him if he stays on the bed).||Focus: Duration||B|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: For his second session we worked on Hank's loose lead skill. We started in the classroom then moved to the cattery for higher distractions and he walked great in both areas. After a few minutes break on place to let him settle we finished off with some loose lead outside. He did really well outside too but did have a tendency to consistently walk a pace or so ahead of the trainer. Next time we'd like to have Hank showing the same great level of loose lead skill while around other dogs. At home keep up the great work and reward him well for engaging and "checking in" with you during walks.||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For his last session we worked on Hank's drops. He did need a lot of luring, particularly at the start of the session but his drops got much quicker throughout the session. His duration did also increase as the session went on and he didn't break often. Next time we'd like to start phasing out his lure to help continue developing his drop skill. At home practice drops often by luring and, if he gets really good at them start making the lure less dramatic.||Focus: Repetition||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.