Jaxx started off a bit unsure today but ended up smashing goals by the end of the day - great job Jaxx!
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 took Jaxx into the cattery for his loose lead with distractions. He did spend a lot of time looking around while walking and had poor engagement at the start. About halfway through the session he did start taking treats and giving some better focus on the trainer. He kept pace well with the trainer and only had minimal pulling during the session which was really good! Next time we'd like to see some better engagement from him during his walk. At home focus on treating regularly during walks to get his focus on you.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Paws Up (on object)||Comment: To help with Jaxx's confidence we did some work on his paws up skill. Jaxx was very good at interacting with the balance ball with one paw but had to be lured further to use both paws during the session (which he was highly rewarded for). Jaxx is good at this skill but seems to mostly interact when the trainer patted the ball first and so it does need a little more work so that he will do it on command. Next time we'd like to see Jaxx use two paws regularly so that we can start using the skill on other objects. At home practice luring him onto objects with greater rewards for using two paws.||Focus: Repetition||B|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: To finish up on something fun we worked on Jaxx's skateboard skill. This must be a favourite of his as he was so much more engaged during this session! He interacts well with it but is still learning to use 2 paws and to move it on his own. He was very eager to use it though which was fantastic. Next time we'd like to neaten the skill a bit (having him use both paws) and start getting him to move it more himself. Use this as a fun trick to do at home inbetween standard obedience skills to keep his focus and engagement.||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.