Jamie struggled with his focus today. While he turned his focus onto the trainer by the end of every session, each session consisted of gaining his focus to start with.
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 struggled with his drop skill today. His loose lead to the classroom was good but once in the classroom he was very overwhelmed by the other dogs present. He reacted to a dog which was in a crate but once put into a drop position the reactivity decreased. We then continued with the session, he got better as it went on but had very little engagement with the trainer to start with. He wasn’t performing drop when asked, after some use of the word ‘uh uh’ he began to perform his drop on command. However he was still dropping infront of the trainer. Our next progression with Jamie will be to get him to drop on the side of the trainer around low level (people) distractions.||Focus: Repetition||C|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: When collecting Jamie from the kennels he struggled with his loose lead walking to the classroom. At the start of the session he was again overwhelmed by the classroom distractions as there was another high energy dog present. Jamie did well in refocusing on the trainer after a few minutes and started walking very nicely on the lead. We finished with a few minutes of place and he was able to hold the duration without breaking, even around dog distractions. The next progression would be to increase the dog distractions present when doing this skill.||Focus: Back to Basics||B|
|Skill learnt: Muzzle Conditioning||Comment: For our last session we did muzzle conditioning. Jamie is improving every session with this skill. We started off with the basics by rewarding Jamie for placing his mouth into the muzzle. He was performing this part well so we increased the skill to holding his mouth in it. By the end of the session Jamie was holding his mouth in for 3 seconds and we were able to hold the strap up. The next step for Jamie would be to place the strap fully around his head.||Focus: Conditioning||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.