Lexi did some great work today and it is fantastic to see her confidence continue to improve. Keep up the great work at home!
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 her first session we worked on Lexi's place skill in the classroom with another dog around. The focus of today was to be able to send Lexi to her place from a distance. She did struggle the first few times so we worked from a short distance (she kept stopping right in front of the bed). After several attempts hse got much better and would walk the distance to her bed on her own. Next time we'd like to increase the distance that we send Lexi from to help continue to build this aspect of her skill. At home practice sending Lexi to place from short distances (<1m away) and increase the distance if she does it several times at that distance with no issues.||Focus: Distance||B|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: For her second session we took Lexi into the cattery to work on her loose lead and confidence. She did get a bit distracted by one of the cats that would make noise whenever she walked by but did really good to adjust to the distraction. Next time we'd like to see a bit more confidence from Lexi in the cattery as she continues to adjust to different environments. At home keep up the great work with her loose lead skill.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Ring a Bell||Comment: For her final session we also did bell with Lexi. Lexi had a good understanding of the bell skill and happily uses her paw on it. We spent the session tidying up the skill (requiring her to press and ring it rather than smack it around) and labelling the trick as "bell". Next time we'd like to continue tidying the skill and work on her being able to do it on cue. Have fun with this skill at home and encourage her to press it properly rather than moving it around.||Focus: Repetition||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.