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: Hugo's first session was loose lead walking and he did start off pulling in all directions. This does not make for a pleasant walk. By having a great loose lead skill it certainly makes walking a lot more enjoyable. Because he was pulling so much the trainer took him back to basics and used food as a lure to keep him in the correct position. As the session progressed Hugo settled and started to focus more. When he did pull the trainer walked in the opposite direction. The trainer used two points and walked between those to keep Hugo focused and to be able to reward him for doing the correct thing. Practice this at home in the back yard to start with and slowly progress to the front. It needs to be baby steps so he is work through the different distractions. Focus: Repetition C
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: Hugo's second session was a focus on place training. Given he gets exited around Riley this is going to be a great skill for him to have when you need to have him calm and settled at any time. (for example visitors to the house etc) Although he knew the place command he didn't hold it for long before he stepped off. Once again the trainer took it back to basics and started by taking one step away from Hugo and stepping back and treating with the yes marker. During the session the trainer was able to move around a lot more without Hugo breaking position. Keep practicing this at home, slowly increasing the distance away from him. Next time the trainer would like to introduce more distractions for him. Focus: Duration C
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: Drop was Hugo's second session. Again another skill that is good to have when both dogs are together and you need them to settle. This can be build up to Hugo dropping on command regardless of how excited his or the environment is. Again it was back to basics for Hugo with this as he wouldn't drop straight away. However, it didn't take him long and he was dropping on command. Next time the trainer would like to be able to introduce more distractions and for him to hold the command for longer periods so time. Hugo focused well today but when he wasn't training was unsettled and noisy. Continuing the training like this will help both dogs settle. It was good to see though, that despite the noise from the other dog both Hugo and Riley did have good focus while training! Focus: Repetition C

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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 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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