Lexi performed well with her training today. Keep up the great work Michelle and have a great weekend!
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: The focus of this session was to further develop Lexi’s skill ‘loose lead’ while outside with minimal distractions. Lexi was initially overstimulated and displayed challenging behaviours such as pulling and jumping while walking. The trainer used drop and spin to help redirect her focus, using drop while walking helps reduce Lexi’s over excitement as it helps her relax and be calm. Lexi slowly began to ignore the environment and show more engagement with her trainer. Once settled Lexi performs well with her loose lead. Next time the trainer would like to see Lexi show more engagement and reduced pulling. Practising walking at home in a low distracting environment will help Lexi master the basics before challenging her in higher distracting environments.||Focus: Foundation||C-|
|Skill learnt: Targeting (touch)||Comment: This session was focused on introducing Lexi to the new skill 'leave it' within the classroom environment. The trainer began by holding low value treats in one hand, offering these treats to Lexi, when she approached the hand would close. She would lick and sniff the hand, but once she lost interest the trainer rewarded from the other hand. This was repeated many times throughout the session, Lexi quickly began to ignore the low value treats when presented. As she was performing so well the trainer began to label the skill ‘leave it’. Lexi successfully completed three ‘leave it’ throughout this session. This is a great exercise to practise at home.||Focus: Foundation||C-|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: The third session was focused on further developing Lexi's skill 'drop' with duration while in a highly distracting environment. The trainer has noticed recently, Lexi can struggle with her drops in high distracting environments. Lexi was challenged with remaining in drop within the classroom while three other dogs were training. Lexi broke drop on the first repetition, however with some guidance she began to remain in drop. Next session the trainer would like to see Lexi not break drop on the first repetition. Practising Drops at home in a low to high distracting environment will help Lexi progress with her drops.||Focus: Distraction||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.