Lucy smashed her training today! She has improved a lot since the start of the week and we are very proud of her progress.
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 took Lucy back outside again to work on her loose lead. This time we did it during our morning opening hours so that it was a bit more distracting with staff, cars and dogs all around as well as more noise from the kennels. She was a bit distracted at the start but once she realised what we were doing she settled right down. She walked very nicely with no pulling which was great! At one point she did get a bit distracted by one of the kennel staff walking nearby but was able to refocus on the trainer fairly easily. She had great engagement throughout and responded much better to her "yes" marker today than yesterday. Next time we'd like to see her do nice loose lead around other dogs as they can be one of her biggest distractions. At home continue rewarding for good engagement during walks.||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For her second session we worked on red light /green light for Lucy's drop skill. This involved getting Lucy in a high energy state and then asking for an obedience skill. Her favourite way was to chase the trainer around the room so we worked on that. Her drops were very good in this, she only occasionally would sit instead. In fact, one of the hardest parts was to keep her moving as she would drop on approaching the trainer on her own! Next time we'd like to continue with her drops in a high energy state as it is a great way to proof the skill. At home practice putting her into drops during play.||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Paws Up (on object)||Comment: For her last session we worked on paws up for Lucy. This was a difficult skill for her to pick up as she did not easily follow the lure onto the object and struggled to stay focused on the task due to the close proximity of the trainer. She did manage to get her paws on the object a few times which she was rewarded for. At the end she did start to click onto what was wanted and did several step ups onto the object in a row which was great! Next time we'd like to continue this skill as it is a great way to build confidence in a dog. At home use everyday objects and encourage her to put 1-2 paws on it.||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.