Lexi did really well today and learnt to settle in a new environment and around new animals (cats and birds).
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: For our first session we worked on Lexi’s Place duration. She came into the classroom overwhelmed as there was a high energy dog present in the room. At the start of the session Lexi was stepping off place quiet often however she didn’t take long to settle onto place. Once settled we increased the distractions, firstly with the trainer stepping away from her which she broke a couple of times for but after a few tries was nailing it! We then increased it even further by bouncing tennis balls around her, she had very good impulse control and didn’t break once. Lexi’s next step would be to further increase the distractions by going outside.||Focus: Duration||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For our second session we worked on Lexi’s drops. We did this in a new environment to increase her distractions. She was very overwhelmed at the start and was distracted by the other animals. However after performing a duration drop she started to relax. At the start of the session she wasn’t taking treats but within 5 minutes began to take treats from her trainer. Her duration was good and she broke little times (when the birds fluffed). The next step for Lexi would be to get her doing multiple drops while walking around the cattery instead of in one section (only view of birds).||Focus: Duration||C+|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: The third session consisted of loose lead walking around the cattery. Lexi took a little while to focus on the trainer but once she started she didn’t stop. She maintained eye contact while walking and was able to leave distractions alone. The next step for Lexi would be to practice loose lead walking outside.||Focus: Distraction||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.