We were so happy to see Kong back. He fell back into training mode very easily and made good progress on both his obedience skills and his new paws up skill.
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 his loose lead skill outside with another dog nearby. We started off in the gravel which Kong did really well with - he had great engagement and followed nicely next to the trainer. We also did some drops while walking - he was very good at going into drops but struggled to stay in a drop if the trainer took a step forward so part of the session was spent going over his drop skill. On the grass he was distracted for the first lap and then was good except for times when we passed the fountain (he still pulls strongly towards it but did improve over the session).||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For his second session we worked on drops inside the classroom with movement distractions as he had struggled with this in the previous session. At the start of the session Kong would break quite a bit but he did improve as the session went on. By the end of the session he was staying in drop while the trainer was crouched in front of him calling his name and clapping which is great improvement for him. As Kong loves people so much these kind of distractions are quite good to test his skills so use movement to build his skills at home.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Paws Up (on object)||Comment: For his final session we worked on something new for Kong - his paws up skill! Getting Kong to think during trick skills will help him develop more confidence and teach him how to learn with other trick skills. It took a while for Kong to figure out what was wanted for him - he followed the lure very easily but would circle around the bucket instead of going on it. Once he did his first paw on it and got rewarded he learnt very quickly and moved almost immediately to both paws on the bucket as well as staying on it until released which is really great work! Well done Kong!||Focus: Foundation||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.