Kali had a bit of an off day today and wasn't as focused as he can usually be. He still did a good job and was very energetic but just lacked the engagement and the ability to slow down and think his skills through.
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: Kali was pulling quite a bit from the kennels in his excitement so we started off with loose lead in the carpark for his first session. Kali was more distracted than normal and kept pulling off to the grass. He did eventually toilet there (soft/runny stools - he did a small yelp while toileting so maybe just keep an eye on his next bowel movement) so that may have been causing him some discomfort and explain his lack of normal focus. He seemed a lot more cheerful after that and while he wasn't fully focused he did respond well to his verbal markers.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: As Kali had been distracted we did another session of loose lead with drops in the cattery. Kali was still having an off day and struggled to not be distracted and to go into his drops. He also pulled a few times towards items and pens in the cattery to sniff so working on his impulse control around distractions will help him in this area.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Paws Up (on object)||Comment: As something fun to finish off with we did paws up with Kali. We started using small pods for it to increase the challenge - Kali was very energetic in following the lure but wasn't quite understanding he had to step onto the pod for the treat. He managed to get a few repetitions in but needs a bit more work on it. He also got quite excitable being near the trainer and had a bit of trouble focusing on the skill as he just wanted to jump on and play with the trainer. Practice his paws up skill on smaller objects at home to help increase his understanding.||Focus: Back to Basics||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.
Want to share Kali's awesome progress?