Mav made some good progress today but does still struggle sometimes with other dogs as distractions. Keep up with engagement games to keep his focus on his handler.
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: Spin||Comment: For his first session we worked on spins in the classroom environment. Mav follows the lure very well but was a bit too distracted to do it without a hand to follow around the whole way. After several minutes of just spins we worked on having him do spins while loose lead walking. Again, he did very well at this but needed to follow the hand in front of his nose the whole way around otherwise he would get distracted and stop. Next time we'd like to start phasing out the lure and have him spin more with just simple hand gestures. Practice this skill at home and work on not using lures where possible.||Focus: Repetition||B|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: For his second session we worked on "around" with Mav from his place. He showed some good foundations for this skill and followed the lure easily. We did start not luring as heavily (using fewer hand movements) which he did well with but is not quite at the stage of being able to do around with just pointing at the cone. Next time we'd like to see him being less reliant on luring so that we can get him to a stage of being able to just point and say "around" with him able to perform the skill. At home practice fading out lures with a short distance between place and cone.||Focus: Repetition||B|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: For his last session we worked on Mav's hold skill to help with his engagement. When focused he did really well, biting onto the object for a second before dropping it. However he did get quite distracted by other dogs and wouldnt interact with the hose part again until the trainer got his attention back. Next time we'd like to see some more engagement from Mav so that we can start working on his duration for the hold skill and using different objects. At home encourage him to hold items just a second longer (this can be done with a bridging word - a word used before the marker of yes to let the dog know they are on the right track and to keep going) as the "yes" marker will likely cause him to drop the item to receive the treat.||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.