Mav was a good boy today! He had pretty good focus, but did get a bit tired due to the warmer weather!
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: Recall||Comment: Mav began his day practicing his ‘around’ skill, where he goes from place, around an object and back onto place as a mini form of recall. He did really well! Since it was quite warm today he was a little tired and therefore slow, but he still did as asked each time! There were some reps where he was more distracted than others, but if the trainer were to call his name or make a weird noise he would come back on track, which is good! The trainer is focusing on getting him to perform this skill without the use of the lure and began to fade it today. Keep practicing this at home and see how you go! He was able to go from a point towards the end! Good job, Mavvy!||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Middle Position||Comment: Next up, Mav worked on his ‘middles’ skill, adding in some walking today! Mav did beautifully! He listened to the trainer and went into middles when told and from different angles. Once in position, the trainer lured him to walk with her while in between their legs and he did so well! This was all while having other doggos in the classroom. Towards the end of the session he again was a bit tired and plopped himself in a drop so the trainer worked on his duration for the last couple minutes. Keep practicing his middles skill at home and test him by even walking backwards with a lure and see how you go!||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Recall||Comment: To finish off Mav’s day, he practiced his ‘recall’ skill outside on the concrete to begin with. Again, as it was hot Mav was quite slow with his recalls but still came when asked, which is good! After a few minutes he was a little too distracted and was not performing 100%. The trainer then took him back into the cool classroom and played an engagement game with him, throwing treats from one side to another and saying “yes” each time he gave eye contact/checked in with the trainer. At first his focus was not that great, but as the session went on it got better and better. For last couple minutes the trainer let Mav bask in front of the fan before putting him back in the kennel. If you are struggling with Mav’s recall at home, play this engagement game beforehand and see if that helps as his focus would already be built quite well. Good work today, Mav!||Focus: Distraction||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.
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