Lexi is a very smart dog but can get quite nervous in new environments. She did very well today, even with Dexter proving to be a big distraction for her!
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: As Lexi was a bit nervous from the kennels and not taking food we worked on a nice relaxed place for her first skill. She did struggle a lot with duration but responded very well to her release word. After several minutes she started taking treats which helped to improve her duration on place. It took until the last few minutes of the first session before she started to lie down and relax on place. Next time we'd like to work on some distractions for her as her duration improves. At home, practice her place skill with a focus on having her hold it for longer periods of time before being released.||Focus: Duration||C|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: At the end of her first session Dexter was brought into the classroom for his training and Lexi lost all focus so we moved straight into her second session as place with distraction. As the session progressed she started focusing more back on the trainer and was able to be released and put back on place with Dexter being walked nearby. For the last 5 minutes, as her focus was really good again, we tested her place skill with balls being thrown past which she did great at. She did break with the trainer moving away though so adding distance is a good way to test her skill. Next time we'd like to be able to really push her with distractions and see her have better focus on the trainer. At home use minor distractions and movements to increase her skill level.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For her final session we worked on Lexi's drop skill. She has a good understanding of the command but does struggle with duration. Over the session we improved her duration, allowing her to only get up when released (otherwise she was placed back into the drop). She clicked onto this quite quickly and was able to hold duration much longer by the end of the session. Next time we'd like to start adding distractions to test her drop skill further. At home, use the drop skill often to get her used to staying in it until released.||Focus: Duration||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.