Kali is improving well in his skills. He is getting better with distractions so keep up the good work at home!
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 Kali to the grassy area out front to work on his loose lead and recalls. Kali was very distracted to start off with and took about 5 minutes to start focusing on the trainer instead of sniffing the grass. Once he started to focus we spent a little time just reinforcing good loose lead manners before starting on recalls from a controlled position (drop). Kali loved the recalls and had a lot of fun racing to the trainer. We also started a little on free recalls (not from a controlled position) but he struggled a lot more with this. This would be good to try in low distracting environments as it involves getting his attention first before recalling.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For his second session we focused on drops with a few different focuses. Firstly we worked on emergency drops (drops while moving). He was OK at this but could use some more work as he would often continue following the trainer after being asked to drop. With distractions in drop we worked on stepping over him - initially he broke often but with lots of small steps and rewards the trainer was able to walk over his back and move up and down the length of his body in a straddle. Finally we worked on Red light/green light drops (getting him razzed up with play and then asking him to drop). Initially he struggled with this but as the session progressed he was able to drop mid play and what to be released to continue play. Great work from Kali today!||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For his last session we did red light/green light with the place skill. Kali was a bit funny with this one- if the trainer released the toy when asking for place he would take the toy to place but if the trainer held onto the toy when asking for place he would drop like the previous session. Helping him to distinguish better between the drop and place skill will help when he is asked to do it in a high energy state.||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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