Jamie did some really good work on his loose lead around other dogs today. His drops when distracted by other dogs does need some more work though.
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 outside in the carpark to take advantage of people and dogs arriving/departing. Jamie did very well with his loose lead today - while he would be a bit distracted by people/dogs he listened well to lead pressure and his "yes" marker to continue walking nicely. Our goal for this skill is to have Jamie walk very nicely while our carpark is busy as he is ready for the higher distraction level.||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For his second session we worked on Jamie's drop in the classroom with another dogs on place as a distraction. Jamie's was great at ignoring the other dog but does still struggle with some aspects of this drop skill. He still struggles to drop immediately on the left side of the trainer unless a hand is used in front of his face to stop him going around in front. He also broke a number of times due to movement from the trainer (running around him, stepping over him, moving quickly away, etc) so this is something to focus on for next time. Practice Jamie's drops at home around high energy movement and continue using lures and hands to teach him to drop at your side instead of waiting to come around in front before dropping.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: For his last session we took Jamie outside again to work on his loose lead with another dog doing high energy play nearby. Jamie did quite well - he would look at the other dog but kept good engagement with the trainer most of the time. This does needs a little more work though so that he can learn to ignore other dogs while walking.||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.