Jamie was very energetic today. He gets a little too enthusiastic with his training and it can impact on his listening in the start of his sessions. Teaching Jamie to calm down in the classroom will help this in the future.
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 during our opening hours to take advantage of car and people distractions. Jamie did quite well, he would pause and look for a moment when a new car arrived but still listened well to the trainer. He did pull a bit when a stranger walked nearby but after being put in drop he did settle down a bit. Overall really good work but next time we'd like to continue exposing him to other people, cars and dogs to help him learn to ignore them while on lead. At home continue rewarding for engagement and put Jamie in drops pre-emptively if there is an approaching distraction.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For his second session we continued work on Jamie's emergency drops next to the trainer. He does still struggle with this unless we keep the lure right in front of his face (if just asked to drop he will circle around to in front of the trainer before dropping). If the lure was there he did great and would drop next to the trainer but couldn't do it without the lure (even with a hand in front of his face). Next time we'd like to be able to have him drop wherever he is when asked without such a heavy lure - practice luring him into a drop next to you at home to get him used to dropping in different positions.||Focus: Repetition||C+|
|Skill learnt: Paws Up (on object)||Comment: For his last session we did something fun as Jamie was very energetic so we worked on his paws up skill to regain his focus and control. At the beginning of the session he spent a lot of time smacking around the bucket but did eventually start putting his paws on it for rewards. Near the end he even started staying on the bucket for a good while before jumping off which is good progress. Next time we'd like Jamie to be a bit more focused at the start of the session so that we can start using the verbal cue of "paws up". At home practice luring him onto objects with his front paws and rewarding.||Focus: Repetition||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.