Jamie did fairly well today, but he was quite distracted by the other dogs for the most part.
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: Today Jamie began with his ‘drop’ skill with dog distractions inside the classroom. Jamie would perform his drops relatively well, but would often be a little slow, and would have to walk in front of the trainer to do so, he would not follow the lure to do it beside us. Although Jamie was a bit slow in dropping, he still performed the skill each time he was asked, which is great! In the future we want Jamie to also be able to drop from beside us, not in front, as in the event we need him to drop quickly and stay while we walk towards something else, it is more beneficial to have him beside us so we do not need to walk over him or around him. Keep up the good work at home!||Focus: Distraction||C+|
|Skill learnt: Paws Up (on object)||Comment: Next up, Jamie continued to work on his ‘paws up’ skill inside the classroom, again with dog distractions. At first he performed wonderfully, but once the dog was brought out, he was very, very distracted and it was difficult for the trainer to regain his focus. The trainer managed to grasp his attention again with the use of treats and had to act quickly to get him up on the pod before he became infatuated with the dog across the room again. As dogs are a huge distraction for Jamie, we are still conditioning him with them in the classroom, especially if they are new dogs. In the future we would like for Jamie to be able to perform this skill and be less distracted by the other dogs in the room.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: To finish off, Jamie did some ‘loose lead’ walking outside, away from the dog distractions inside the classroom. He did really well and kept great engagement. He did not pull once or need any reminding to focus. The next step for Jamie would be to incorporate low level distractions and slowly work up to bigger distractions so he is not so overwhelmed for his sessions. Awesome effort today Jamie, keep up the great work!||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.