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 his first session we worked on Mav's loose lead outside as he was pulling a bit from the kennels. He was very distracted on the grass and would pull to sniff at areas and the trees. It did take several minutes for him to settle down and walk nicely. However, for the last 5 minutes he walked perfectly which is a big difference from the start of the session. Continuing to walk him on grassy areas where there are lots of smell distractions will help increase his loose lead skill. Next time we'd like to see him less distracted and walking nicely from the kennels. At home practice walking on a variety of surfaces so that he understands the rules are the same no matter where he is. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: For his second session we worked on Mav's emergency drops in the cattery for the added distraction. For the first few minutes Mav was very slow into his drops when asked (5 secs or more) but he did improve throughout the session and was much quicker by the end. He did react a little to some of the cats that reacted to him but ignored them after the first time which was great! For the last few minutes we had him in a drop for duration but he did break a few times from this with no added distractions. Next time we'd like to see him respond faster to the drop command and stay in drop until released. At home, practice emergency drops to help speed up his drops and do a few drops with duration to help with him breaking too frequently. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Paws Up (on object) Comment: As something fun for his last session we worked on Mav's paws up skill on the balance ball. It took him a few goes to understand and he did often do a big jump up onto the ball. Once he understood what was wanted he did really well at it and was confident in using the ball even though it threw his balance off a bit. Next time we'd like to start using the verbal cue of paws up and conditioning him to doing it on other objects. At home lure him onto objects with both his front paws to help condition this skill. Focus: Repetition B

We recommend your next step should be…

Continue Dayschools

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 DoneĀ (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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