Lexi showed good focus today. While she still has some way to go she is showing good progress in her skills. Well done Lexi!
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: For her first session we worked on Lexi's loose lead as she had poor lead manners walking to the classroom from the kennels. We started off for the first few minutes in the cattery for the added distraction which she did quite well with. For the majority of the session we walked in the classroom with other dogs in crates and a dog on place to help with Lexi's reactivity. She did pull towards the dogs a few times and would occasionally get overexcited while walking but generally did good. She eventually gave good focus to the trainer and ignored the other dogs for the most part. Next time we'd like to continue with dog desensitisation for her when walking so that it does not overexcited her. At home continue with good loose lead manners around the house.||Focus: Distraction||C-|
|Skill learnt: Middle Position||Comment: For her second session we continued work on Lexi's Middles skill. We started off with her on place - she did need a few "uh-uhs" as she would break from place as soon as she saw the opening in the trainer's legs rather than waiting for the command. After a few of these she was fantastic at waiting until commanded to do Middles. As she was so good with this skill we tested her a bit by having her do it from place and drop, as well as having the trainer on different angles for her to get to. She did really great and wasn't bothered by the different angles. Next time we'd like to continue this testing with greater angles to really help generalise the skill. This is a fun skill to continue at home and Lexi really seems to love it!||Focus: Repetition||B|
|Skill learnt: Leave||Comment: For her final session we worked on Lexi's leave it around toys instead of food. She was really good at this at the beginning and took to the new criteria very well. At one point she just started ignoring all the toys on the floor so we had to change tactics slightly - we encouraged her to play with a toy and then have to leave it. She struggled a lot more once she got excitable over playing with the toys and we had to really try and get her focus back to get her to leave the toy alone. She is a very smart dog though and would touch some of the toys for a brief second and then leave them to get the reward. Next time we'd like to work some more on this skill and teach her to leave it when in an excitable state. At home make sure you are trading out for something high value when you are asking for her to leave it as she does love toys a lot.||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.