Kong was a superstar today! He is always so happy to be at dayschools and training with the staff.
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. He did great at this - he had great focus and kept pace with the trainer no matter what the pace speed was. The only times he got distracted and pulled a bit was when other dogs passed but it wasn't too difficult to get his attention back on the trainer. Next time we'd like to see him not react and pull towards other dogs. At home continue walking in familiar environments but add distractions to get the skill improved.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: Kong did very well in his drop session today. We tested him around Mojo and with food distractions. As he is highly food motivated he struggled a lot more with the food than with his friend nearby. He did hold his drop very well with plates of food either side though he did try and sneak a few kibbles when spelling out his name! Next time we'd like to have him be able to walk past and drop between plates of food to really push his skill. At home use food as a good distraction for him in his drops.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For his last session we worked on Kong's place skill. We used the plates of food as a distraction again, having him walk past them to place without trying to eat them. After the first one or two walks past he stopped trying to eat and was fully focused on the trainer which was great. However, when we pulled out a tug toy as a distraction he broke several times before we were able to get him to not react so some toys may still be a high enough distraction for him. Next time we'd like to continue pushing his skill with food and toy distractions. At home use place often and try out different distractions, making sure to treat well for him staying on place.||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.