Hunter did some great work today! He is getting much better at ignoring other dogs both inside and outside.
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: For Hunter's first session we took him outside again to work on his loose lead. This time, we had 2 other dogs also being worked outside as added distractions. He did a little bit of pulling at the start towards the dogs but a gentle pull on the lead was enough to get him back next to the trainer. The only time he got quite distracted was when one of the other dogs started playing in a clamshell pool but again, it was easy to bring his focus back. Next time we'd like to see him not pull at the sight of other dogs when walking. Keep up the great work at home!||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For his second session we went over Hunter's drop skill in the classroom around another dog. While he looked at the other dog he still responded really well to the trainer to go into his drops. For distractions (a lot of movement and toys being thrown) he broke a few times at the start but settled quickly and stayed down with the trainer crouched in front of him calling his name which was great progress from the start of the session. Next time we'd like to see a bit more progress with him not breaking at the start of the session to movements. Keep practising at home and testing him with a lot of energetic movements, clapping, crouching and calling.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For his final session we worked on Hunter's place skill with another dog in the classroom. Hunter does struggle with this skill as he always wants to be where the people are. He did do really good with distractions but did have a tendency to "melt" off the bed and needs some work on his being sent to place. Next time we'd like to see him being sent to place from a short distance. Really practice this skill at home as it is something he struggles with. Work on small distractions with a large focus on being sent to place from a short distance (no more than a metre) away.||Focus: Distraction||C-|
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.