Kimchi just keeps improving in leaps and bounds! She did great work today, keep up the fantastic training at home to keep her skills at her current high level.
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: Drop/ Down||Comment: For her first session we worked on Kimchi's drop skill outside under high distractions. We played red light/green light with her - allowing her to get razzed up by chasing and playing with the trainer and then asking for a drop. She did struggle a bit in the beginning but did improve over the session to a point where she would drop mid running. Next time we'd like her to drop a bit faster when asked and continue getting her to drop when in a highly excitable state. At home practice putting her in drops after a little bit of light play (not too intense at this stage as we want her to be able to drop when asked).||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Spin||Comment: To help with Kimchi's recall we worked on her spin skill in the second session. Spin is a great building block towards recall as it is almost a mini recall in itself. It also helps build engagement when used while walking which also helps with recall. Kimchi is fantastic at her spins - she easily spins while stationary (both ways) and while walking. Her focus and engagement throughout the session were awesome! Next time we'd like to have her continue building her spin skill and reducing the cues needed for a full spin. At home use spins while practicing loose lead to build her engagement and bond with you.||Focus: Repetition||A|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: As a fun final session we worked on teaching Kimchi the starting point of the skateboard skill! Kimchi was great at following the lure onto the skateboard with her front paws. She is still learning to balance it in a way that doesn't let it get away from her but has made an excellent start and is not afraid of the movement of the skateboard. This is a fun skill that can help build confidence and strengthens the bond between you and your dog by making training fun. Strengthening the bond can also be very helpful for recall training as it is very dependent on how much your dog wants to return to you. Next time we'd like to continue building the skateboard skill as it is a very fun and engaging skill for Kimchi to learn. At home use trick training often to make training fun for both of you!||Focus: Repetition||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.