Lexi did so well for her first day! She is a very sweet and cuddly girl.
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 a mixture of getting Lexi used to the classroom environment and some loose lead work. Lexi wasn't interested in treats this session so we did loose lead with light pressure and ear scratches as a reward (she is such a cuddle-bug!). She responds very well to the slightest change in the lead and spent a lot of the time walking nicely next to the trainer. We worked heavily on rewarding her when she looked at the trainer to encourage good engagement. Next time we would like to see her a bit more settled and taking treats so that we can really start pushing this skill but she did so well for her first time here! At home treat her for "checking in" with you regularly on walks.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For her second session we started work on Lexi's place skill. Lexi picked this up very quickly! As she still wasn't very interested in treats we continued rewarding with pets and head scratches. She learnt very quickly to go onto place when the trainer stood near it and by the end of the session was staying on place for a really good duration. She also started responding really well to her release word of "break" and would go off the bed when she heard it. We even managed to have the trainer take several steps away without her breaking which was awesome work from her! Next time we'd like to continue building her foundations and start with distractions. At home work on luring her onto the bed and rewarding her once all 4 paws are on. Using her release word and luring her off will help her learn her release marker.||Focus: Foundation||B|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For her last session Lexi did start taking treats so we spent a few minutes conditioning her marker (saying 'yes' and giving her a treat). After that we continued work on her place skill as she wasn't following the lure strongly enough for drop and was being a bit reactive to other dogs in the room. Place is a great way to work on reactivity as it gives dogs a job to do that can be rewarded while other dogs are around. Lexi did really well with place and broke less often than last time. Next time we'd like to see Lexi relax a bit more on place and be less reactive towards dogs while on place. At home work on her duration on place by giving her frequent treats for staying on place and using "uh-uh" and lead pressure when she steps off early.||Focus: Distraction||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.