Kong was great today! He was a little distracted starting off some of his skills but finished strong each time! Well done Kong!
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 worked on Kong's loose lead in the carpark with Mojo. At the start Kong was very distracted and kept looking at Mojo but after a few minutes settled down into a lovely walk with lots of engagement. We also did emergency drops during the walk which Kong did so good with! Next time we'd like to have Kong engaged with the trainer from the start - keep up the great work at home!||Focus: Distraction||A|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For his second session we worked on generalising Kong's place skill by having him place on different objects (a low mat and a yoga mat). Kong picked up the concept that the same rules apply on these objects really well! He did struggle a little with keeping all 4 paws on the yoga mat but this is usually very difficult for most dogs as it is not easily distinguishable from the floor. Next time we'd like to continue with this and progress to having Kong be able to use his place skill on any object placed around him. Use objects like towels to help build this concept for him at home.||Focus: Repetition||B+|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: For his last session we wanted to finish on something fun so we worked on Kong's hanky/tug skill. At the start he didn't pay much attention to the hanky and just wanted cuddles but after a bit he started biting and giving the hanky small tugs. Throughout the session we encouraged him to give decent tugs but he wasn't as focused on it as normal. Next time we'd like him to interact a bit more with the hanky with a bit more enthusiasm. At home make this a fun skill to add to his rotation!||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.