Mr Henry was such a good boy today, he was focused and showed great progress with his skills. 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: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: In his first session, Henry focused on further developing his loose lead walking at the pony club with multiple dogs nearby. We focused on this skill to build his engagement and focus in high distracting environments. Henry was initially a little silly but with some guidance from the trainer and using his known skill of drop he began to redirect his focus to perform well. Once engaged Henry performed well, he walked closely next to the other dogs while remaining engaged with his trainer.||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: In his second session, Henry focused on further developing his skill drop, working on going into drop under distractions. The trainer presented Henry with food, when he was licking at it asked for drop. Henry performed very well, he stopped engaging in the treats and dropped straight away. The trainer was very impressed with his performance in this session. Keep up the great work at home.||Focus: Distraction||A|
|Skill learnt: Recall||Comment: Today we focused on conditioning Henry to the recall marker 'come' with high-value rewards. Conditioning this marker with high value treats is important to ensure he understands come means I get paid lots. For his high value treats the trainer was rewarding him by allowing him to eat from a bowl filled with treats, only for a brief time. We focused on this as he can struggle with his recalls at times. Going back to basics helps to ensure he understands the command and will help with the overall skill. Henry performed very well, he quickly responded to the verbal cue come, this improved even more as the session progressed. We suggest continuing to practice this at home.||Focus: Back to Basics||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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