Kovu performed very well today, he showed good progress with his skills and reducing his reactivity. Keep up the great work at home.
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: In his first session, Kovu focused on further developing his skill drop within the classroom. We focused on this skill as the trainers have noticed he can be slowly getting into his drop. To help improve this the trainers went back to basics and used a lure to guide him into the drop quicker. This worked well, Kovu was swiftly following the lure into the drop position. As the session progressed the trainer began to fade the lure while he continued to perform well.||Focus: Back to Basics||C+|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: In his second session, Kovu focused on further developing his skill place within the classroom with another dog nearby. We focused on this skill to condition him to dogs and further develop his basic obedience. Kovu performs well with his place skill, he will follow the trainer's guide to going onto the bed. Under low distractions, he shows good duration but can struggle when distractions are added. However, as the session progressed his duration improved and the trainer was able to begin challenging him under higher distractions, including moving the place closer to the other dog and bouncy balls past. The trainer was very impressed with his performance throughout this session.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: In his final session, Kovu focused on further developing his skill loose lead with another dog nearby. We focused on this skill to build his engagement and reduce his challenging behaviour of pulling on the lead. Kovu performed well, within the classroom he quickly showed engagement and walked well. To challenge him further the trainer began walking outside around the facility with another dog visual at times. Kovu was initially distracted and struggled to engage with his trainer. When he first saw the dog he did bark. However, as the session progressed he began to redirect his focus and perform well. He even began to disengage from looking at the other dog to keep walking.||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.
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