"Kimchi"

                   

2021-02-19

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: Place Training Comment: For her first session we worked on Kimchi's place skill with movement distractions. We tested her with a variety of objects - wheelchairs, skateboards, plastic toy carts and remote control cars (the latter with traffic/motorbike noises being played at the same time). Kimchi did fantastic with all of these, she didn't break once and didn't react more than looking at the objects go by. She did sook a bit on place after the objects were taken away so getting her to relax and be quiet on place could be a good skill to work on. Next time we'd like to push her skill even further and find something super distracting for her! At home continue exposing her to distracting objects and movements while she is on place. Focus: Distraction A
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For her second session we worked on Kimchi's loose lead in the classroom with two other dogs on place as a distraction. Kimchi did great work this session - she only pulled a little a few times but kept pace with the trainer for 99% of the session. Even changing direction and doing inside turns didn't bother her - she showed great focus and awareness with the inside turns which isn't all that common! Next time we'd like to see her walk just as well in a more distracting environment as she is doing so well. At home keep up the great work with her loose lead with a focus on her engagement with you. Focus: Distraction A
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: For her final session we worked on Kimchi's drop skill. Kimchi is quite responsive to the command and moves into drops fairly quickly. We used some people/movement distractions (running past, jogging a circle around her, crouching etc) which she did break a few times for at the start but improved during the session to the point where she didn't break for those distractions anymore. To finish off we had her hold her drop around a food distraction which she did quite well with. Next time we'd like to see her not be as distracted by people movement and to break a bit less frequently. At home, use movements to help condition her to stay in her drops with movement distractions. Focus: Distraction 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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