It was great to see Miss Kimchi today, she is such a sweet girl, who is progressing very well with her training. Keep up the great work at home.
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: In her first session, Kimchi focused on further developing her skill 'drop' with repetitions under high distractions. We focused on this skill to work on improving her speed going into drop and reducing the hand signal. Kimchi performed very well, while training outside she remained engaged with her trainer and respond well to the verbal cue 'drop'. Kimchi was initially slow to drop, however with some guidance she quickly began to drop as soon as she heard the verbal cue. We suggest continuing to challenge her with high distractions while in drop at home, including asking for drop while excited or in a high distracting environment.||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: In her second session, Kimchi was challenged with practising her 'drops' around high distractions, people and cars (an RAA person in high-vis). We focused on this skill to continue proofing her drops while in a high distracting environment. Kimchi was initially distracted by the man and displayed challenging behaviors such as barking once or twice. However, she did not break drop and she continued to respond to the verbal cue 'drop'. As the session progressed Kimchi became more comfortable and confident around the man. The trainer was very impressed with her focus and how far her drops have come.||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: In her final session, Kimchi focused on learning the new skill 'paws up' with repetitions within the classroom. We focused on this skill to build engagement, have fun and build Kimchi's rear end awareness. Kimchi was initially hesitant to place her front paws onto the bucket, but she quickly began to follow a lure. Once kimchi was confident with the bucket, she was putting both paws up like a champion. She was performing so well the trainer began to label the skill 'paws up'. We suggest practising this skill at home to have fun with Kimchi, experiment and see how many different objects she can do paws up on.||Focus: Foundation||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.