Lady did really well today! We managed to really test her by increasing distance and using different distractions.
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: For her first session today we worked on her drop durations and also added distance between her and the trainer. She absolutely aced this today outside on the grassed area. We were able to put her in position and walk quickly (either facing or back to her) to the end of the long lead and wait there for a while. To release her we either said her release word or practiced her recall. To test her duration/impulse control the trainer would sit down or move around strangely and sometimes even to to coax her with treats. She did great when the trainer moved around funnily and stayed in position but when the trainer spoke to her and tried to tempt her with treats she stood up. This might be because she loved the trainer SO much or she needs to be somewhere less distracting and practice with different trainers tempting her with yummy snacks.||Focus: Distance||B+|
|Skill learnt: Sit||Comment: Her second session involved working her in the cattery and practicing her sit durations with all the weird distractions. These included; funny smells, cats, birds and rabbits. She did so well with this and didn’t break position once! She was rather intrigued by the birds making noises in their cages so we worked her a lot around them. Each time she looked at them she received a reward. To work on this skill further, taking her outside to different locations will be great for her!||Focus: Duration||A|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: Her last skill today that we worked on was sending to place in the classroom. We did this with another dog present in the room as a distraction. Using the long line we gradually built up the distance that we sent her to place. She was quite slow to do this skill so we started close and increased distance once she was doing it faster and faster. She seemed to really enjoy this skill but we could only send her from halfway across the room before she started to get too distracted. That’s okay though, all this needs is practice and only making the distance longer, gradually.||Focus: Distance||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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