Kimchi struggled a bit with focus at the start of the day but really came through by the time we did her place training at the end of the day. Well done 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: Kimchi showed a lot of pulling on the lead when walking from the kennels to the classroom so we focused on her loose lead skill outside for her first session. She pulled a lot at the beginning and wandered where she wanted to. After a few times of turning her around whenever she pulled she got the idea and walked much better next to the trainer. For the rest of the session she walked very nicely outside with the rare "uh-uh" if she got a little distracted. We also added a few spins in during her walk which she did fantastic with! Next time we'd like to see better engagement from Kimchi from the start and work on distractions for her outside. At home continue encouraging her" checking in" with you during walks and use spins to keep her focused and listening to you.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For her second session we worked on Kimchi's drops while in an excited state with red light/green light play. Kimchi absolutely loves playing with the toy but can get distracted playing and not go into drops right away. Kimchi struggled a bit in the beginning but by making the drop command very clear (with a loud, firm drop and a low hand gesture) she got much better at going into the drop while playing which is great for her. Next time we'd like to continue with this so that Kimchi can drop everytime she is asked while playing. At home make sure your signals and command are very clear for her while practicing getting her to drop during play.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For her last session we built a distracting obstacle course for Kimchi to navigate to and from place. Kimchi did amazing at this! She barely paid attention to the items as she weaved in and around them and gave it her all every time we sent her through it. So proud of her progress! Next time we'll have to push her with even more distractions and continue with her red light/green light work with place. At home keep up the great work with lots of distractions on place.||Focus: Distraction||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.