Lucy has progressed so much with her skills and she’s such a sweet heart.
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: Targeting (touch)||Comment: In Lucy’s first session we trained touch, this skill help dogs with there engagement and with there confidence. Lucy did so well with this skill her engagement was incredible had her focus the whole way through the session. I was also moving the spoon around so she had to walk towards the spoon to be able to touch it. Next session I would like to try this skill maybe with a bell to see how she goes. This skill is some have to train, we used a Woden spoon but you could use anything that similar, first out the object in front of her nose when she touches it reward with “yes” and treats, then to push her abit move the object away from her nose and get her to walk to it, because she knows this skill well you can add the word “touch”.||Focus: Distance||A+|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: In her second session we trained place sending to from a distance, place is a safe place for your dog to relax also a great skill for always having control of your dog. Lucy took a few minutes to remember what she was doing but half way through this skill I was able to send her to ‘place’ standing a meter from the bed. Next session I would maybe like to send her to place from even two meters from the place if we could, then start adding some distractions. Training this skill at home you can use her bed for this skill, or preferably one that’s lifted of the floor, have her on lead say “place” while saying place point to her bed once she’s on place reward her with “yes” and treats, when wanting her off again say “break”. In Lucy’s last session we trained the skill drop with duration. This skill is another great controlled position, hope to get her to the level even when walking her telling her to drop and hopefully she will stay there till she’s told.||Focus: Distance||B+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: In Lucy’s last session we trained the skill drop with duration. This skill is another great controlled position, hope to get her to the level even when walking her telling her to drop and hopefully she will stay there till she’s told. Lucy and her drops are amazing and her duration is incredible in her drops, started adding distance so putting her into a drop then taking a step back and she only broke a few times. Next session I would like to work on this but with distance as her duration in the drop is amazing. Training this skill at home is easy, having her on lead probably do it inside for now, when saying drop do the hand signal and point to the floor, you might have to bed over so when you point to the floor your hand is closer to the ground, once she’s in her drop reward with “yes” and treats slowly decreasing the rewards to practice her duration, when wanting her out of the drop say “break” and treats.||Focus: Distance||A|
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.