Kimchi really impressed the trainers today and smashed out her skills. Go Kimchi!
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 her first session we worked on Kimchi's loose lead outside to get her to settle down into training mode. Kimchi did really well with the outside distractions and only pulled a little a few times to sniff the grass. We also added in some emergency drops ("down") which Kimchi did fantastic with! She listened really well to the trainer and had good engagement. Next time we'd like to work on her loose lead around other dogs and people outside to test her against higher distractions. At home keep up the good work and reward her for good focus on you while walking.||Focus: Distraction||A|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: For her second session we worked on Kimchi's drop it ("drop") skill. Kimchi is really good at this skill though as she did get more excited throughout the session we did have to wait a little longer before she would drop the toy. Having the toy "play dead" after asking her to drop it did help her to let go of it so that the game could start again. Next time we'd like to continue with this skill so that she starts to drop the item straight away - keep practicing this skill at home and make sure she gets a good reward for letting go of it (eg. Treats, cuddles or more playtime) so that she wants to let go of it.||Focus: Repetition||B+|
|Skill learnt: Paws Up (on object)||Comment: For her last session we worked on some confidence building with Kimchi's paws up skill. She is really good at this skill so today we focused on starting to fade out the lure and using the verbal cue of "paws up". She did really well and followed a hand onto the balance ball without the food lure. Next time we'd like to continue phasing out the lure and having her do paws up in different objects. At home use this skill as a fun skill for building her confidence.||Focus: Repetition||A|
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.