Handsome Leroy did well today, we had lots of fun pushing those skills.
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: We started today off with some loose lead all around the property. Leroy showed some nice engagement with the trainer although did struggle a little on the grass (nice smelling) areas. We also practiced with some dog distractions, initially he was quite fixated on the other dog but we kept him moving and made ourselves more exciting. This paid off as he started to focus more on us and eventually just ignored the energetic Golden Retriever. We found that his engagement improved throughout the session so make sure to practice some engagement games before going on walks!||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Spin||Comment: For this session we had some fun working on his spin while walking. Essentially as we walk along we ask Leroy to spin to his left, all the way around then back to our side to continue walking. Leroy did need a good treat lure to get him around but with lots of repetition he will pick it up quickly. Make sure to make that lure/hand gesture clear and slow so he has a chance to follow it. As he progresses you can make it smaller and quicker, also adding in a verbal!||Focus: Repetition||B+|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: To finish off we practiced his basketball and button press. Leroy was showing some slight interest in the small ball but would only nudge it, never did he try to bite/pick it up. Keep rewarding small attempts as they will only get more and more direct! He does however show more interest in the button, tapping this with his foot almost immediately. Leroy might just be more foot orientated!||Focus: Repetition||C+|
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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