"Loki"

2021-02-01

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: Loki was pulling on the lead straight away when the trainer collected him from the kennel. Loose lead walking is an important skill for a dog to have as it makes walks so much more enjoyable for all involved and helps with the dogs focus on the handler. The trainer started Loki in the classroom with loose lead walking. After about 5 minutes he settled into the skill and was doing well. The trainer then took Loki outside for the remainder of the session. Loki did struggle at first but every time he pulled the trainer went in the opposite direction. Gradually Loki started walking much better with no pulling. The is something that his owner can continue with at home. Start in the backyard and gradually introduce more and more distraction. Next time the trainer would like to see Loki settle quicker than he did today and walk loose lead for more of the session. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: Loki’s second session focused on place. A great skill for him to work on to create a calm place to go when someone knocks on the door and to help with impulse control. Loki did well in the classroom so the trainer took him outside to practice this skill with some more distractions. Loki was very distracted with all the smells and as such didn’t concentrate. When the trainer took steps towards him Loki broke place many times. Towards the end of the session Loki started to hold place for longer regardless of where or how the trainer moved around him. The trainer would like to see Loki not be distracted as much and next time will work on this further with him. His owners should continue to work with him on this, perhaps starting in the backyard before progressing to the driveway. Introducing distractions slowly. Focus: Distance B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: Loki’s last session the trainer worked on drops. Drops are a great tool to use for impulse control when out walking. And can be developed into emergency drops which can then be utilised if you have another dog coming towards you. Loki took a long time to settle when starting this session. He knew the command but wasn’t keen on getting into the position straight away. After being lured a couple of times and rewarded he started dropping straight away. The trainer then worked on duration. Again Loki wasn’t keen to stay in position very long but towards the end of the session he was holding the position longer. This session was done with another dog on place in the classroom. Next time the trainer would like to see Loki dropping as soon as commanded and to hold that position for a period of time. You can work on this at home, and as with all things add in the distractions slowly. Focus: Distraction B

We recommend your next step should be…

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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.

 

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