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: Place Training Comment: The first session was focused on challenging Lady with place on different objects to ensure she has a good understanding of the boundaries. Lady performed well during this session, she successfully placed on a towel, small dog bed and a raised bed. To help Lady the trainer went back to basics luring her onto the different objects. She quickly began to remain on the objects until released with ‘break’. The trainer was able to leave the room out of sight while Lady was on place (on a towel) and she did not break. This would be a fun skill to practise at home to help her understanding of place grow. Focus: Foundation B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: This session was focused on proofing Lady’s skill drop, within the high distracting cattery environment. For the first three minutes of this session Lady was distracted by the cats and struggled to drop. with some guidance she quickly began to drop despite the distractions, the trainer was able to also include emergency drops into this session. Once she was engaged Lady performed very well, ignoring all distractions. Next time the trainer would like to see Lady engage with her trainer earlier in the session. Continuing to practise her drops at home in both high and low distractions will help her progress. Focus: Distraction C-
Skill learnt: Targeting (touch) Comment: The third session was focused on further developing Lady’s skill hanky within the classroom to help build engagement. Lady loves this skill and performs very well with it. She was performing so well the trainer began to move the Hanky to a cone, Lady initially struggled with this progression of the skill. With some guidance she quickly began to tug on the hanky out of the cone. Next time the trainer would like to start the ‘pickpocket’ progression of this skill as she is performing so well. Focus: Foundation B

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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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