Jaeger did really well today and showed us how good he can be at his obedience skills. We believe that Jaegers behaviour is often affected by the weather as when it is cloudy he is very unfocused however on sunny days like today he can reach a different level with his skills.
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 Jaegers first session we worked on his loose lead walking. He did really well in this session. We were outside with lots of distractions (no dogs or people though). Jaeger did really well with this level of distractions however he did become unfocused when a person would walk past. While his loose lead walking was still good it did decrease from when there were no people around. One struggle Jaeger had was keeping pace with the trainer, at times he was dawdling behind. To help decrease this behaviour the trainer would start to jog, and Jaeger would increase his pace. Once he increased his pace the trainer stopped jogging and he walked nicely besides her. While Jaeger did well, he still needs to continue working in this environment (no people or dogs) as his turns were slow and at times he would get distracted and walk off. However, Jaeger didn’t pull once during his session which is a big improvement.||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For Jaegers second session we worked on his drop skill around distractions. Again, Jaeger did really well in this session. He was focused and dropped ever time the trainer asked. We firstly started in the classroom but soon progressed to outside with other people and dogs. Jaeger was able to hold his duration and perform the skill when asked. When other dogs were around, he was still dropping however he would be focused on the dog. As Jaeger did so well his next step will be to continue his drops around other dogs to help condition him to them.||Focus: Distraction||A|
|Skill learnt: Recall||Comment: For Jaegers last session we went to work on his recall skill however his engagement with the trainer was too poor to do so. Therefore, we tried to increase his engagement before moving onto recalls. To begin with we tried using food and toys as engagement tools however he was uninterested in these. Therefore, we started to use our hand as a target for him. To do this every time he sniffed our hand he would be rewarded. We spent the session working on using our hand as a target so eventually we can get him to run towards us to touch our hand. This will then progress into a recall.||Focus: Repetition||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.