Jamie did really well today! He is progressing very nicely with both old and new 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: Drop/ Down||Comment: Jamie walked really well from the kennels to the classroom! For his first session we worked on his drops next to the trainer as if he is just asked to drop he will circle around until he is in front of the trainer before dropping. We had to use lures for this - while having him walk on the left side of the trainer we asked for drop while luring him straight into a drop where he was. He did really well with the lure but would still circle around if just the hand was used to lure instead. Next time we'd like to see him drop straight away when asked no matter where he is so we can start fading out the lure. At home practice having him drop in different positions with food lures, not just in front of you, to help build his skill.||Focus: Repetition||B|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: For his second session we took Jamie outside into the lovely sunshine to work on his loose lead skill. For 95% of the time he was perfect but there were a few instances where he would pull quite strongly towards trees (likely because he could smell other dogs on them). Next time we'd like to have him not be as distracted outside and push him further with his skill. Keep up the great work at home, he is doing awesome at this skill!||Focus: Distraction||A|
|Skill learnt: Targeting (touch)||Comment: For his last session we worked on Jamie's touch skill to work his brain. For the first half of the session Jamie did interact with his nose on the spoon but would also paw at the trainers leg so the first half was spent trying to get him to just use his nose (no paw). He did get better and started only touching the spoon with his nose. Jamie does seem to really like this skill and gets very enthusiastic during training. Next time we'd like to use the verbal cue of "touch" and have him interact with it correctly the whole session. Use a wooden spoon or similar object at home to continue building this skill.||Focus: Repetition||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.