Maggie tried hard with her skills today but can get quite distracted around dogs. Keep working on strengthening those basic skills at home!
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."
|We focused on
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down
|Comment: We started off trying to do the drop/give skill but Maggie wasn't very interested in taking any of the toys presented so we moved onto the down skill. This is a great control position skill for manners and can be stronger than the sit skill when needed. Maggie did well luring into the skill but initially struggled to hold it (would pop back up) so we worked on building the duration until she was released with "ok". She did get very distracted when another dog entered the room so does need more work on this to strengthen it around distractions.
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)
|Comment: We started off her loose lead in the cattery but this was too much distraction for Maggie so we moved back into the classroom for some back to basics before heading outside. She did OK outside but would often cut across the trainer when moving towards the classroom and would easily become distracted around dogs. Keep working on this at home and rewarding good engagement to improve her skills.
|Focus: Back to Basics
|Skill learnt: Recall
|Comment: For her last session we did some recalls outside with the trainer running backwards during the recall to increase her focus for it. Maggie did well with this, she recalled nicely most of the time though had a few mini detours towards the fountain once or twice. We did this for about half of the session then finished off with some more loose lead so as to not overheat her in the weather.
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.
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