Kali struggled with a few distractions today so keep working on his distraction levels at home. He has a strong foundation in his skills but just needs that bit more work to stay focused.
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: Recall||Comment: For his first session we took Kali out to the front lawn to work on his recalls. Kali was very distracted today and pulled quite a bit on the lead to start off with. It took about 5 minutes for him to settle and engage with the trainer so that we could start recalls. With his recalls we had him in drop and recalled him over a distance which he did quite well with. At the end of the session we spent a bit of time on his loose lead as he had struggled so badly earlier. He did start to engage here and started walking a lot better though he wasn't listening well to his drop cue while walking. Kali needs a bit more time working on his basics outside as if he can't engage during loose lead he will struggle to engage for recalls.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Spin||Comment: For his second session we worked on spins with Kali. This is a fun trick skill that can be useful to build up engagement with recalls as it teaches Kali to move away and then return to the trainer (and can be used during loose lead to hold focus). Kali did very well at following the lure though he did sit or drop a few times and had to be lured back up for the spin. After some time he only needed a light lure to complete a spin but hasn't quite progressed to not needing one. As he was following it well we started adding the verbal cue of "spin".||Focus: Foundation||B+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For his last session we worked on drops in the classroom with distractions. Kali smashed it with tennis balls being bounced past but really struggled when using food as a distraction. Even getting him to hold drop while writing his name in kibble was a big struggle and he kept crawling towards the food. Work on some food distractions at home to get it up to the same level as he is with toys.||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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