Lexi was not quite herself today, she struggled to engage with her trainer and was hesitant to take treats. The trainer does believe this is the first time Lexi and Dexter have been trained separately, this may have been a contributing factor. We will continue to train them separately to ensure they do not become reliant on each other. If possible training separately at home would also be beneficial.
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: In her first session, Lexi focused on further developing her skill 'loose lead ' walking with repetitions under distractions (training outside). Lexi was initially distracted by the environment and struggled to show engagement with her trainer. As the session progressed, she slowly began to redirect her focus. Although she showed good engagement, she still struggled to maintain it while in this environment. We suggest continuing to practise this skill at home in a low distracting environment.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: In her second session, Lexi focused on further developing her skill 'drop' with repetitions, utilizing the training game red light, green light. We focused on this training exercise to help improve her impulse control. Red Light, green light is a training game where the trainer plays with Lexi to encourage her to become excited, then asks for a controlled position (drop). Lexi loves to play, she really enjoyed this training exercise. She performed very well, she continued to listen to the 'drop' command even when highly aroused. We suggest continuing to practice this skill at home, it is a great way to have fun while training.||Focus: Distraction||A|
|Skill learnt: Middle Position||Comment: In her final session, Lexi focused on learning the new skill ' middle' with repetitions within the classroom. We focused on this skill to build engagement and begin working on her recall. Lexi performed very well, she followed a lure into the correct position (sitting in between the trainers legs). This lure was quickly faded as she was performing so well. We suggest continuing to practise this skill at home.||Focus: Foundation||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.