Jamie was such a good boy today and we really tested his skills in a new environment
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: Middle Position||Comment: For Jamie’s first session we worked on his middles skill. This is a good skill for Jamie as it allows you to place him in a controlled position where you can protect him. As Jamie is still learning the skill we used a lure and worked on just getting him comfortable standing between our legs. To begin with Jamie would walk around to the front of the trainer to get the treat rather than stand between her legs. We found getting him in place and then asking for middles worked best. Towards the end of the session Jamie would be on place and then with the use of a lure come and sit between the trainers legs. The next step for Jamie will be to continue getting him more comfortable with going between the trainers legs.||Focus: Foundation||C+|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: For Jamie’s second session we went over to the pony club and worked on his drop and loose lead skill. This is a good session for Jamie as it allows his skills to be tested in a new environment. Jamie’s walking was relatively good, he wasn’t pulling however his engagement wasn’t completely there and therefore when the trainer turned around he wouldn’t notice. He really struggled with his drops to begin with and wasn’t going into them when asked. To increase his engagement the trainer added more frequent turns and if Jamie continued to walk in the same direct (didn’t turn with the trainer) he would be told ‘uh uh’. After a few uses of ‘uh uh’ he started to walk directly next to the trainer and was turning when she did which was really good to see! Jamie’s drops took abit to improve however we took a step back and started to use a lure to the floor and he would eventually go into his drop. As he was improving we continued the last session over at the pony club.||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: As mentioned above we continued to work on his loose lead and drops over at the pony club. Jamie started to improve by the end! His loose lead was excellent, the only improvement which could be made would be his eye contact however in the last session he didn’t pull once and turned each time the trainer did. His drops can be worked on. While he had improved from the start of the session he was still struggling to drop when asked. We continued to use the lure to the floor and he would go into his drop however it would take him a couple seconds to do so. The next step for Jamie will be to continue working on his drop skill over at the pony club.||Focus: Distraction||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.
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