Jamie was a bit distracted at the start of the day but really worked hard on his skills and made some great progress with some new training near the end. Well done
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 was a bit reactive to one of the other dogs in the kennels so we started off today with him doing drops outside around the other dog. He was very distracted today and struggled to both go into drops and to hold them during the session. He got a little better throughout the session but still needs a lot of work for his drops in such a distracting environment. He did manage to hold his drop for a minute or two near the end which was good progress from the start of the session. Next time we'd like to see more focus and listening from him so that he can drop around distracting dogs. At home keep practicing his drops under medium to high distractions to get him used to it.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For his second session we worked on Jamie's place skill. As his skill level is quite high with distractions we worked on being able to send him to place from increasing distances. If he was focused he did quite well but did sometimes wander off if a bit distracted. Next time we'd like to keep increasing the distance where he can be sent to place from as this will help strengthen his skill. At home make set points where he can be sent to place from and moved slightly further away once he is comfortable at that distance.||Focus: Distance||B|
|Skill learnt: Paws Up (on object)||Comment: For his last session we started work on Jamie's paws up skill in the classroom. It did take him a little time to understand what we wanted from him - he would initially scratch at the bucket but after standing on it a few times and being rewarded he really started to get it! This can be a great skill to work Jamie's brain as well as get him able to put his paws up on a variety of objects eventually. Next time we'd like to continue teaching him this skill and start pairing it with the cue of "paws up". At home use similar objects and work on luring him onto them and rewarding to continue his exposure to 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.