Jamie struggled with engagement today due to his level of excitement. Despite this, we made some good progress on his drops!
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: The trainer worked on loose lead at the beginning of this session due to his state of arousal. He was jumping and spinning so the trainer waited until he was calm before heading out. Jamie pulled quite a lot to begin with so it took the trainer a few moments of walking back and forth to redirect his behaviour which refocused him well. At random the trainer would ask Jamie for a drop, she found that Jamie did really well with this in low distracting environments but would not follow through with the command in medium to high distracting environments. Jamie understands drop well but he only performs when he wants to. During the rest of this session the trainer focused on keeping Jamie's engagement on her when walking past dogs. He struggled when he was too close to the dog but did really well from a distance (approx 10m). The trainer is hoping to reduce Jamie's distance over time with practice.||Focus: Repetition||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: The trainer went back to basics with Jamie's drop skill and performed this outside within a higher distraction level. It is important that we train these skills in different types of situations and as well as in different states of their arousal. When Jamie is over stimulated he struggles to listen so it is important we train within this state of mind. Towards the end of the session the trainer was able to get a few drops on verbal cue and rewarded each with a big play session to further reinforce them. The trainer would like you to work on Jamie's drop skill in the front yard and on along the pathway during his walk. This will help develop his understanding of performing when commanded in all environments.||Focus: Back to Basics||C|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: Jamie focused on NILIF (nothing in life is free) for this session, This helps reinforce wanted behaviour and helps develop certain skills. The idea of this concept is that if he wants something, he needs to do something first. For example, if he wants to go outside he needs to drop, if he wants a cuddle then he needs to go to place for 2 minutes, if he wants to sniff on a walk he needs to sit to ask permission, etc. The trainer focused on this around the facility (mainly worked on drop) and he showed good progress with his impulse control and performance of this skill. We uploaded a video of this on our Facebook and Instagram Story to show you.||Focus: Manners||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.