Jamie was full of beans today and did struggle a bit with his focus, particularly when other dogs were around. Our focus for today was recapturing his focus around dogs to further his basic obedience 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 his first session we worked on Jamie's loose lead in the classroom. Jamie was very distracted by the other dogs in the classroom for most of the session so the focus was on him ignoring the other dogs while walking. For the latter half of the session he did better, he would look at the dogs a lot but was no longer barking or pulling to get to them. Next time we'd like to continue doing loose lead with Jamie around other dogs to help him to learn to ignore them while on lead. At home continue rewarding good engagement from Jamie to help with his focus.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For his second session we worked on Jamie's place skill. Jamie has a great level in this skill so we focused on sending to place from a distance past food and toy distractions. After the first attempt at a cheeky bite of the food Jamie did fantastic - he went past the "obstacles" with no issues and had great engagement with the trainer. He did get a bit distracted near the end with another dog around so continuing to condition him to dogs will also be a focus for future sessions. Next time we'd like to see him go even further with unusual distractions and going to place from even greater distances. Keep up the great work at home and keep pushing the distraction level.||Focus: Distraction||A|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For his final session we worked on putting Jamie in drops while walking around other dogs as a good safety skill for him with his reactivity. He did struggle a bit at the start to focus but as we kept moving he settled down and started listening really well to the trainer. He does struggle a little with his drops while walking VS stationary but having really clear commands and signals does help him to focus while in a more distracted state. Next time we'd like to continue with this to eventually move into emergency drops with him around other dogs as this will be very beneficial for him in the future. At home practice giving him drops while moving around the house or yard to help continue building this skill.||Focus: Distraction||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.