Kong did really well today, he took a little while to focus but once he did he had lots of fun!
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 Kong’s first session today we had him working outside on his loose lead skills. He was quite distracted to start with and was pulling to sniff trees, grass and all sorts. After a while of just walking up and down the car park we were able to get him nice and focused on the trainer. If he started to pull towards something the trainers would turn and walk the other way, coaxing him to come with. This proved to work for Kong, once his attention was 100% on the trainer and he wasn’t pulling he was then allowed to have time to smell things. This just needs to be practiced in different environments, focusing on gaining his attention before letting him do what he wants.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Targeting (touch)||Comment: For Kong’s second session today we worked on his “ring the bell” skill. We started off working on targeting with a touch stick. This means he has to place his nose on the red ball for a treat. This got him super engaged and we were able to move onto the bell. The bell has a bit of rope attached and they have to pull the rope to ring it. He wasn’t sure what to do to start with but by using his targeting skills it didn’t take long for him to realise. He was touching the rope with his nose each time by the end of the session. To improve this it just needs practice and working on his targeting skill.||Focus: Repetition||C+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For Kong’s last session today we worked on his red-light-green-light drops outside. The trainer got him running around and then got him into a drop position. He was a bit slow to get into position some times but would quickly drop once corrected. Kong seemed to really love this exercise and was 100% engaged. To finish this session off we moved into the cattery and tested his drops duration. The trainer put him into a drop and then disappeared behind a wall for a short time and then came back out to him still in position. The trainer was able to hide behind the wall for 30 seconds before reappearing. He didn’t seem concerned and would probably last longer! To improve this different situations and environments will really test him!||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.