Lady did struggle with a few things today but did really well overall! The hard work at home is really starting to show in her training.
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 her first session we took Lady outside to work on her loose lead in a distracting environment. She did walk quite quickly at the beginning but it didn't take long for her to find her pace besides the trainer. She looked at a few birds during the walk but didn't try to pull or react to them which was great! Her loose lead was overall fantastic so we did test her with a few drops while walking. She was a bit slow on the drops so that could be an area to focus on next time. Next time we'd like to see her do her great loose lead work under higher levels of distractions (with other dogs and distractions around). At home continue doing the great work on her loose lead as she is doing fantastic and the homework is showing!||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For her second session we worked on her drops in the classroom with other people and dogs as distractions. She was a bit slow to get into drops and did break quite a bit at the start with high distractions (trainer calling, clapping, sitting on the ground and making noise, etc). Over the session she did get better and we were able to do a bit of Red light/green light with her drops though she did still go into the drop a bit slowly. She did improve a lot with staying in drop with the trainer eventually being able to clap and call her without her breaking. She does get highly distracted by food in drop so this is an area to work on. Next time we'd like to see her drop a bit quicker and not break so easily. At home practice drops and start using small bits of food as a distraction.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: For her final session we wanted to do something fun with Lady so we started teaching her to push a soccer ball with her nose. She was great at the first step of just touching the ball (or trying to bite it) but it took a bit for her to start playing with it. This can be a fun trick to keep working on for the future and something we think Lady will love! Next time we'd like to see her start pushing it more with her nose - at home use this as a fun way to keep her occupied with training.||Focus: Foundation||C+|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: Lady was fantastic during her passive place and didn't break at all!||Focus: Duration||A|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: This week the doggies attended their first art class with the trainers. This involved a session full of enrichment and fun, stimulating the dogs mentally, as well as using the opportunity to condition the environment and make something beautiful to take home.||Focus: Confidence||X|
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.