Mav initially struggled today but managed to finish the day really strong. Well done Mav!
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: Mav showed very poor manners and loose lead skill while walking to the classroom so we made his loose lead skill a priority today. While outside he was constantly pulling and then crossing over in front of the trainer whenever the direction was changed. We spent several minutes outside working on getting him to walk nicely besides the trainer with minimal success so we brought him inside the classroom to work on his skill with low distractions. Inside the classroom he was much better and followed the trainer in large circles around the room. Next time we'd like to see much better focus and listening from Maverick so that we can woke on his loose lead outside. At home it is important to keep encouraging Mav's engagement during walks and to take him to lesser distracting environments if he is struggling to walk well on the lead.||Focus: Distraction||C|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: As Mav struggled so much with his loose lead earlier today we spent a second session working on it outside with another dog as a distraction. Mav walked really well on the grass but seemed to struggle more on the gravel so we spent majority of the session walking in the car park. Mav did start getting better and about halfway through the session was pulling a lot less and had stopped cutting across the trainer which was great! Next time we'd like to see Mav do even better so that we can incorporate spins and drops into his loose lead sessions as we know he is capable of it. Again, at home practice walking on different surfaces to help him with outside environments.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For his final session we worked on sending Mav to place as he has struggled with this in the past. His focus was much better this session and he was able to go to place from a metre or so away with very little issues. We also tested sending him to place with plates of food in the way and he didnt eat from them once - fantastic job Mav! Next time we'd like to continue pushing his send to place and having him place on different objects (bed/mat/towel). At home work on sending Mav to place at a certain distance and increase that distance after he regularly does well there.||Focus: Distance||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.