Jamie worked well with the trainer today and managed to tighten up some of his core skills while working on some 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: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: For his first session we took Jamie into the cattery for his loose lead under distractions. He was very good for most of the walk, keeping good pacing with the trainer with decent focus. He did get distracted by one of the birds in the cattery (who kept sqwaking) and would pull towards it everytime it made a sound. We did try a few drops while walking but he was too distracted to follow the command. Next time we'd like to work him in the cattery again to get him used to other animals as distractions and being able to ignore them. At home keep working on his engagement and focus during walks and practice drops while walking in familiar low distraction environments.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For his second session we worked on Jamie's place skill. He is quite good at staying on place with both food and toy distractions so we upped the level by having him walk past distractions to and from place. He was great with the plates of food but did struggle a little with toys in the way. After a few repetitions though he was walking past them with no issues. Well done Jamie! Next time we'd like to keep pushing the distraction level further and work on his sending to place skill (going to place from a distance by himself). At home use food and toy distractions regularly to keep him on his toes.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Crate Training||Comment: For his last session as something fun we worked on shaping Jamie's button press trick. At the beginning he touched it a few times with his nose but after accidentally stepping on it and getting a big reward he used his paw to interact with it. He got quite a lot of good repetitions in with pressing the button which is a great start to this skill. Next time we'd like to get him to interact with it at a high repetition level so that we can start labelling it for him. At home use a similar object and reward him everytime he touches it with his paw to help develop 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.