Jamie performed very well today, he was calm, relaxed and did not show any signs of reactivity towards the other dogs.
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: In his first session, Jamie focused on further developing his skill ‘loose lead’ under distractions (training outside). We focused on this skill as the trainers have noticed he can display challenging behaviors such as pulling on lead. Jamie struggled to remain engaged while in a high distracting environment, the trainer reduced the distractions and he began to redirect his focus. In a lower distracting environment Jamie performs very well, he shows good engagement and walks in the correct position. Next time we would like to increase the distractions while Jamie remains engaged with his trainer. We suggest continuing to practice this skill at home in a low distracting environment.||Focus: Distraction||C|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: In his second session, Jamie focused on further developing his skill 'place' under high distractions (ball and toy movement). We focused on this skill to build Jamie's impulse control and proof his place. Jamie performed well, he initially broke place three times for the balls, but with some guidance he began to maintain it well. Jamie successfully remain on place while a bucket of 50 tennis balls rolled in front of him. Next time the trainer would like to see Jamie not break on the first repetitions. Continue practising this skill at home.||Focus: Distraction||C|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: In his final session, Jamie focused on further developing his skill 'drop' with repetitions with duration and distance. We focused on this skill to help increase Jamie's duration and distance while in drop. Jamie performed well, he goes into drop well but can struggle with duration and distance. The trainer used a high reinforcement schedule (treats every 10 seconds) to encourage him to remain in drop. This was quickly reduced and the trainer began working on distance. Jamie initially broke when the trainer stepped away from him, but with some guidance he began to maintain it well, despite where the trainer walked. Next time the trainer would like to see Jamie not break drop. We suggest you continue to practise his drops at home.||Focus: Distance||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.