Lexi was a superstar today! She smashed out her skills and has started moving onto the next level for some of them.
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: Middle Position||Comment: For her first session we spent about 5 minutes moving on and off place with horse sounds playing nearby to help Lexi with her desensitisation. As she wasn't bothered much on place we changed to working on middles for the rest of the session. She needed luring into the position but picked up the skill very quickly, managing to stop in between the trainers legs to be rewarded. Next time we'd like to continue with her middle skill as it is such a beneficial skill to have! At home practice luring her off place and between your legs to continue training this skill.||Focus: Repetition||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For her second session we worked on Lexi's emergency drops in the cattery. She did fantastic at this - she wasn't distracted by the cats or the smells. She dropped whenever asked while walking, jogging and running which is great work! For the latter half of the session we took her outside to continue working on the emergency drops. She did struggle a lot more outside and would sit often when asked for a drop. Next time we'd like to see her perform better with her emergency drops in the outside environment. At home practice her emergency drops in the yard to help her with this.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: As a fun last session we started work on Lexi's never ending hanky skill. Initially we just rewarded her for touching it with her nose (she would occasionally try and tap it with her paws which just wasn't rewarded). Once she grabbed at it with her mouth two different times it started to click for her and she started using her mouth right away which is great progress! Next time we'd like to continue rewarding her for using her mouth and encouraging her to bite onto the hanky. This can be a fun trick to do with Lexi at home which you can use any soft cloth object for.||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.