Hugo was distracted at times but worked hard to improve.
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 struggle at first and wanted to pull to all the good smells. The trainer worked in a small area, constantly changing directions until Hugo started to engage more. Once this happened he pulled less and engaged more! At home make sure there aren’t many distractions and use your yes marker to help keep Hugo focused.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: Next up for Hugo was drop. This was done in the classroom with 2 other dogs close by. Hugo appeared to have forgotten at first what drop was and didn’t want to get in position. Using the Uhuh word and a little tug on the lead Hugo was better. So then it was a matter of holding the position for duration. The trainer increased treats until Hugo worked out what he needed to do. This was a hard session for Hugo and the distractions made the struggle real. At home start with low distractions and build up. Also mix it up with repetitions so the skill gets further proofed.||Focus: Duration||C|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: Last up was place and Hugo did much better at this. Unlike Riley he didn’t mind the bubbles and although broke place a couple of time me with trainer movement he did well. The trainer brought out the tennis ball and at first Hugo was quite excited. But his love of the treats won him over and he started to lose focus on the ball which was fantastic. Like drop build up distractions slowly. Making sure Hugo can resist the distraction before moving into a bigger one.||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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