Lexi was quite good with her obedience skills but did struggle with some of her reactivity towards dogs and door knocking. After initial reactions though she was good at refocusing on the trainer which allowed us to start conditioning her to these triggers.
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: Exposure||Comment: Lexi also pulled quite a bit from the kennels so we worked on her loose lead inside. She was too distracted to take treats for the first 5 minutes and would pull to look at different areas of the classroom. Even after she started taking treats she was quite distracted and would do low woofs for attention. She also reacted to one of the other dogs but then was non-reactive around a different dog. Continuing to work on her loose lead inside with other dogs around during dayschools will help her with her skill and reactivity.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For her second session we worked on Lexi's place skill. Lexi is very good at going onto place so we continued with her distraction levels. She did quite well with movement so we moved onto toys and food. Lexi smashed it with both of these distractions - she stayed on place with tennis balls being thrown past and with kibble in front of her on place. Next time we'd like to push her distraction level even further so that we can have her on place in between sessions to work on her relaxation and reactivity.||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: At the end of her previous session Lexi was reactive towards a new dog so we went right into her next session to work on her reactivity. With Lexi on place we gave her frequent treats to help her change her perception of other dogs. After a short time she was lying down while watching the dog and had stopped barking which was good and we continued giving her rewards throughout. After some time we started taking her for short walks in between place to allow her to walk near the other dog without reacting which she improved with (barked the first time then didn't bark during other laps). We also noticed that Lexi is quite reactive towards people knocking on doors - this is certainly something we can work on with her next time she is in.||Focus: Manners||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.