Did well refreshing the basics. Wasn't keen on being separated from Wolfgang.
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: Place Training||Comment: The first session was a focus on the skill place. A great skill for all dogs to have as it gives them boundaries and a place to be calm. Luther clearly knew the place command, however his duration was not very good. He would break the position as soon as the trainer took a step away from the bed. As the session progressed Luther got much better at staying on place while the trainer walked away from him. You can practice this at home with Luther on a lead, while you watch TV or in the kitchen. It is an easy skill to incorporate into the every day things you do in your house. The trainer would like to work with Luther to introduce more distraction and proof this skill more with him.||Focus: Duration||C+|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: Loose lead focus was the second session for Luther. He did well until he had to walk passed Wolfgang, then he got very distracted. The trainer lured him with food and used his yes marker when he got it right. Luther progressed well in the classroom, so the trainer continued to work on this outside. Luther did try and pull a number of times to get to the good smells. At home you can work on slowly introducing distractions. Practice in the front yard until Luther is walking well then progress to the street. If he keeps pulling change direction.||Focus: Repetition||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: Drops were the focus for Luther's last session. Drops are so important for dogs to know as they are very handy when out an about and your dog becomes distracted by other dog. They can also lead to emergency drops. Luther struggled at first and would only be lured into position from sit. However, as the session progressed the trainer could see that he did know the command. Once he was dropping on command the trainer worked on him holding that position until released. For future sessions the trainer would like to keep working this skill with Luther and further develop it until he will hold position with distractions. This is also an easy skill for you to practice with him at home.||Focus: Repetition||C+|
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.