Jamie was a bit cheeky with some of his skills today and was very energetic in the classroom. He did manage to settle and focus down throughout the day though which was really good.
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 worked on Jamie's loose lead skill outside with drops. He was a bit hit and miss with these - he would walk great but not drop well and then would switch around to dropping really well but not having a great loose lead walk. Next time we'd like to see Jamie able to do both skills as he is capable of doing both - working with a new trainer today may have caused him to try pushing his boundaries a bit more. At home practice putting Jamie into drops while walking to help him excel at both skills.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For his second session we worked on his place skill with toy distractions (tennis balls). Jamie did break a few times when the tennis balls were being dropped but then did start holding his place. We also worked on sending him to place - he would sometimes get distracted on the way but did well otherwise. Next time we'd like to see him break less while on place as we know he can do better. At home practice place in the yard and use toys as distractions.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Paws Up (on object)||Comment: For his last session we finished on something fun - Jamie's paws up skill. Jamie did quite well at this but would sometimes be a bit over-enthusiastic and take a few seconds to stop on the inflatable cushion. We started Jamie on the full Wobble board as he was finding the inflatable quite easy. The first two times he was too energetic on the Wobble board and startled himself when it moved and made noise. By encouraging him back onto it with lures he gained confidence and started doing two paws on it, even when it wobbled. Next time we'd like to continue with the Wobble board as it requires more focus and control from Jamie. At home continue building his confidence and exposing him to surfaces that move.||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.