Jamie was full of beans today!! He was so excited to see the trainer that he was doing spins!
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: The first session was focused on Jamie settling down and reducing his pulling from excitement. The trainer added drops (left side) but he was very aroused so broke a fair bit. As they continued their loose lead there were dog distractions nearby. He was interested initially but did not react or pull towards the dog. Once his excitement had settled he walked beautifully on lead around the facility but struggled with his drops in the carpark.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Exposure||Comment: Today the trainers made use of some working building an aviary outside the kennels! The men were wearing high vis shirts and hard hats, making lots of noise with a variety of tools and the trainer approached, got the dogs to perform tricks, drops, loose lead and place. This has further developed their skills, confidence and engagement with unfamiliar distractions. Jamie was very excited with all the extra stimuli and struggled to maintain focus. He would not perform a drop so the trainer encouraged him to calm down by sending to place. This worked really well for Jamie and they eventually turned it into a game by sending to and from place with a cuddle and food reward. Although interested in the builders, he did really well in the end.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
|Skill learnt: Conditioning||Comment: For Jamie's last session they returned to the classroom and worked on a relaxing pat down. This is a skill where Jamie is encouraged to settle within the trainers arms and is then rewarded with pats an rewards. It is a very good skill to utilise for stimulating environments for Jamie but needs to be trained first. The trainer sat back on one knee and held Jamie in a standing position to her side, when he stopped wiggling (he wanted cuddles and kisses) she released him and he had a treat and a game of play. The faster he settled, the greater reward. He responded very well to this skill and started remain standing and relaxed as soon as she put him in to position (he was very patient for cuddles).||Focus: Conditioning||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.