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: Kiki’s first session was loose lead walking. This is a skill that is so important for both dog and owners as it makes work more enjoyable and helps build the focus of the dog to the owner. Kiki was pulling at the start. However the trainer just changed direction every time he pulled. This is something that the owner can work on at home. Start in the driveway and increase distractions slowly. Kiki encountered another person during this training session and again the trainer just changed direction until Kiki could focus back on the trainer. Next time the trainer would like to see Kiki work better with distractions. Focus: Repetition B
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: Kiki’s place (bed) skill is pretty good already, which is fantastic. So for his second session the trainer worked on duration and distraction. In the classroom Kiki held position well when balls were thrown around passed him. The trainer then took him outside near the kennels and worked on duration. Kiki was not concerned about the dogs but didn’t want to stay on place for a longer period of time and wanted to break and smell things around him. Next time the trainer would like to see Kiki hold place in different environments. Keep practicing this at home, in places that Kiki doesn’t usually have access to, will help with Kiki learning to stay on his bed despite the smells around him. Kiki also went on passive place today and excelled, while other dogs were being trained around him. He did start barking when another trainer left the room but did not break place. Focus: Duration B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: The trainer worked on Kiki’s drop outside for his last session. He did well only breaking a few times. He was easily distracted by the smells today as well as the trainer stepping over him. Towards the end of the session he was more accepting of the trainer walking around and stepping over him. Kiki was also in a crate in between sessions today. Although he wasn’t keen to start with by the last session he was going into the crate willingly. He did whine a bit while in the crate but the trainer just ignored this. Focus: Distance B

We recommend your next step should be…

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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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