Kong did have some struggles with focus in the classroom but was absolutely smashing his skills by the end of the day.
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 his first session we worked on Kong's drops in the classroom around other dogs. He was quite distracted and really struggled with his duration at the beginning. As the session progressed his duration did increase and the trainer was able to dance in front of him and walk around his whole body without him breaking. Next time we'd like to push his distraction further with food and toys and see some better focus from him. At home, practice his drops in a low distraction environment to extend his duration and start adding more movement distractions so that he doesn't break as often.||Focus: Distraction||C-|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For his second session we worked on Kong's place skill as he can get easily distracted by what is going on around him and needs a place to learn to settle on. From his last session we pushed him a bit further with toys - after throwing a heap past him without him breaking we made a walkway surrounded by toys for him to walk through to his place bed. The first time he went past he did stop to have a grab at them but then walked past them after that with no issues at all. We did try with some food but that was a bit much for him today and he was too distracted. Next time we'd like to see him start going past food and having food distractions to really progress this skill. At home have him on place and throw toys past him to really cement his skill before we use food with him.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: For his final session we took Kong outside to work on his loose lead. His loose lead is really fantastic, he only got a little distracted once by another trainer and dog walking across the other end of the carpark. Even when he was distracted a gentle "uh - uh" or calling his name was enough to bring his focus back on the trainer. He even walked beautifully back to the kennels once finished with great manners. Next time we'd like to push his loose lead with more dog and people distractions. Keep up the great work at home - keep practising his loose lead around familiar environments to help strengthen the skill.||Focus: Distraction||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.