Henry was a bit cheeky today. The cold and wet weather may have caused some of his silliness so just keep working on his basics at home so that he is better ready for this level of distractions next time (in what will hopefully be better weather!).
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: Henry pulled quite a bit leaving the kennels so we went right into a loose lead session outside. He took a minute to settle (kept pulling to trees) but once engaged he did really well. While walking we also practiced his emergency drops and short lead recalls. He did break early once in his drop when the trainer jumped around but smashed his recalls! Overall a great job from Henry today once he was focused on his training.||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: For his second session we took Henry to the Pony Club oval to work on his loose lead skills in a different environment around dogs. Henry struggled a lot at the start - he was doing zoomies at the end of the leash and pulling in all directions running circles around the trainer. It took several repetitions of drop-break-drop-break-drop to start to settle him down enough to just engage with the trainer. As the session progressed he did better but still with some pulling and was distracted at times by the other dog playing on the oval. He didn't always listen to his drops and he would only do good recalls at a distance from the other dog.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For his last session we worked on drops with wheeled distractions (scooter, skateboard, spin wheel and toy wagon). He did well with all of these though he did break once the first time with the wagon (didn't break on subsequent attempts). He also didn't break with the trainer running past and around him. At home practice with high level distractions and bikes to help condition him to them.||Focus: Distraction||B+|
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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