Maple performed well today, she can still struggle with high distractions but keep up the great work at home and she will continue to 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: In her first session, Maple focused on building on her skill ‘loose lead walking’ with repetitions and distractions (training outside). We focused on this skill to help better her decision making while in real life scenarios. Maple was distracted and showed little engagement for the first five minutes, but after some guidance and beginning to incorporate sit’s while walking, Maple began to redirect her focus back onto her trainer. Maple is quickly distracted by other dogs, people and smells outside. Next time the trainer would like to see Maple show more engagement with her trainer. We suggest when you take Maple on walks stop at every second letter box and ask her to sit or drop.||Focus: Distraction||C|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: In her second session, Maple focused on building on her skill ‘drop’ with repetitions, around high distractions (training outside and around the kennels). Maple was initially distracted by the high distractions, she showed little engagement and struggled to drop. As she was struggling the trainer moved to a different location with less distractions, Maple remained distracted but redirected her focus quickly. Once engaged Maple performed very well, next time the trainer would like to slowly increase the distractions while she continues to remain engaged. We suggest continuing to practice drops at home in a range of different environments.||Focus: Distraction||C|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: In her last session, Maple focused on learning the new skill ‘sit pretty’ with repetitions within the classroom. We focused on this skill to help keep Maples brain busy was well as to help strengthen her back legs. Maple initially was hesitant to follow a lure into position, but she quickly began to take treats and follow a lure. Maple does struggle to lift her front paws of the ground for this skill, it will take her time to build her muscles. Maple did successfully balance for a couple seconds, several times throughout the session. We suggest you continue to work on this skill at home.||Focus: Foundation||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.