Henry did really well today, he showed some great engagement throughout his sessions!
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: Drop/ Down||Comment: Henry’s first session was straight into action! We focused on his drop skill outside on the grassed training area. Henry has really solid knowledge of this skill and would go into a drop with a verbal or visual cue! There were plenty of distractions, we had people walking past sometimes with dogs! Henry was most distracted by the dogs walking past but if he was already in position he didn’t break. Although he would get distracted it wasn’t hard to redirect his attention by calling his name or saying “yes” and giving him a treat. We practiced walking up and down and asking for a drop randomly. We also focused on his drops with distraction, the trainer got him into a drop and then ran, jumped and skipped around him. He stayed in position even though the trainer looked super weird! Keep practicing his drops, he is showing awesome progress.||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: Henry’s second session focused on some dog distractions. We practiced his loose lead walking up and down the car park while another dog also practiced their drops and loose lead walking. Henry would get excited when we got close but we either called his name to gain his attention or simply changed direction. By the end of the session Henry was constantly checking in with the trainer, if he looked to the other dog it was only a quick glance. Anytime he looked towards them and then immediately back to the trainer we jack-potted with lots of treats. This shows that he can look at them but also remain engaged with the trainer! Keep practicing his walking with different distractions, he is doing super well with his engagement!||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Crate Training||Comment: Henry’s last session today focused on his crate training. In between each session Henry is in a crate, he settles really quickly and doesn’t make a peep. Although he does well between sessions we worked on sending him to the crate. To do this we would throw a treat in the crate while saying “crate”. Once he went in we said yes and closed the door. After a few seconds we would open the door and then release him. Henry never barged through the door and would wait patiently each time to be released. Henry’s crate training has come along nicely. By the end of the session we could point in the crate, wait for him to go in and then say yes and give the treat. We progressed quickly from luring him in to just a hand and verbal signal! Keep practicing this at home, especially when he is super razzed up, it will help him form an off switch!||Focus: Conditioning||A|
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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