Kong has come so far since we first saw him. While he does struggle with some things his enthusiasm is always A+!!
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 his first session we took Kong outside for his loose lead session. As soon as he knew there were treats he was much better behaved than in the walk from the kennels. We walked him around the grassy area and the carpark to test his skill. He did pull a few times trying to get to the fountain and while walking in the carpark so we worked on walking those areas and encouraging him to stay next to the trainer. His engagement and reaction to the "yes" marker were fantastic though! Next time we'd like to see less pulling and more focus on the trainer. At home practice his loose lead around your driveway and don't always walk the same paths to really test his skill!||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For his second session we brought Kong into the classroom to work on his place skill. He is getting quite good at this skill and stays on place with a whole box of toys being thrown by. We tested him a bit further today with a pile of toys and two plates of food that he had to walk through to get to place. He ignored the toys but really struggled to ignore the food. After several attempts he would ignore it once or twice but it is still a big temptation for him. Next time we'd like to continue from that level with high food distractions so that he can learn to ignore them. At home practice his place skill with lots of distractions and add obstacles for him to walk past when going to place on lead.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For his last session we worked on Kong's drop skill in the classroom with other dogs around as distraction. At the start of the session Kong was a bit naughty and would break out of the drop quite quickly and would need quite a low hand gesture to get into drop. He struggled with duration through most of the session. However, by the end of the session he was doing much better with both duration and people/movement distractions (staying with people moving around him, shuffling last and sitting nearby). Next time we'd like to see him have better focus and duration for this skill as he does know better than what he showed at the start. At home keep practicing his drops with a focus on duration.||Focus: Duration||C-|
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.