Lexi was initially excited today but settled well and completed three good sessions. She is showing good progress with all of her skills, keep up the great work.
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 first session was focused on proofing Lexi’s Loose lead by challenging her within the high distracting cattery environment. For the first five minutes Lexi was distracted as it was a new and high distracting environment, however with some guidance and the addition of drop and spin while walking helped redirect her focus back onto the trainer. Once engaged Lexi performed very well! She ignored the cats and remained in the correct position. Next time the trainer would like to see Lexi show more engagement earlier in the session, practise loose lead at home will help her continue to progress.||Focus: Distraction||C-|
|Skill learnt: Targeting (touch)||Comment: This session was focused on further developing Lexi’s skill ‘leave it’ within the classroom environment. Lexi performed very well with this skill, the trainer was able to begin labelling the skill ‘leave it’ and challenge her further by moving the treat to the floor. Once on the floor Lexi began to approach the treat again, however with some guidance she quickly began to ignore the treat. By the end of this session the trainer was throwing food in front of Lexi (she was standing) and she would ignore the food and place herself into a drop. Beginning to practise this skill at home will help Lexi progress quickly with this skill.||Focus: Foundation||B|
|Skill learnt: Ring a Bell||Comment: The third session was focused on introducing Lexi to the new skill ‘bell’, within the classroom. Bell is a great skill to keep Lexi’s brain working on warmer days. The trainer used shaping to teach Lexi how to ring the bell. Lexi interacted with the bell immediately, beginning to touch it with her nose. As the session progressed she slowly began to touch the bell with her paw, she was jackpotted for this behaviour (multiple treats). Lexi successfully touched the bell several times with her paw throughout this session. This would be a fun skill to continue at home.||Focus: Back to Basics||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.