Little Joey had such a good day today, he worked really hard on his skills and showed the trainers some good engagement.
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: This session focused on his loose lead walking. We practiced this in the carpark with another dog to test his engagement! To start with Joey was SO excited and walking all over the place, occasionally jumping up. To help him out we practiced the engagement game - throw a treat on the floor, he eats it, when he looks at you mark “good” and throw another treat, repeat. This shows him that engaging with you is good and helps him slow down and focus. After a minute of this he was much more settled and following the trainers movements. He would occasionally pull in front but the trainer was able to stop, say “this way” and go the other way, encouraging him to follow along. Once he caught up to our side we marked “good” and rewarded! Try the engagement game before walks and see if it helps improve his engagement.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: This session focused on his place training. Joey showed some understanding of this skill. We were able to work in the classroom with three dog distractions (one sleeping, one a bit slow and one very high energy). Again Joey struggled a little at the start to engage but after making ourselves more exciting he quickly started to pay attention. Joey did well, we were able to take two large steps back from him while he remained on place. Considering the distractions present this is great! There are the three D’s to focus on in training distraction, duration and distance! When you increase one, reduce the others until they can are solid and can be tested together!||Focus: Distance||B|
|Skill learnt: Recall||Comment: Lastly, little Joey had some fun with his recalls! Joey worked on these inside the classroom for a few repetitions and then moved outside! Joey did so well he was even able to work on the grass (high distraction area). We practiced on normal lead so we could control that distance. We would let Joey get distracted by a nice smell, say his name and then “come”. As he comes towards you its a great idea to step backwards, this encourages him to chase you and have some fun. As he gets closer, lure him up into a sit, mark “good” and release him! He did really well today, we love having the little guy in!||Focus: Distraction||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.
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