Mav did lack some focus today but still performed well in his skills.
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: As Mav was pulling a lot between the kennels and the classroom we worked on his loose lead skill in the cattery first today. He was a bit distracted at the start and very interested in the smells but did settle down. He did kept getting distracted going past the bin though. His response to the marker of "yes" was good but he didn't offer much free engagement with the trainer during the walk. Next time we'd like to see a bit more focus on the handler from him as this will help with his recall skill later on. At home keep treating him when he gives good focus during walks or chooses to look at you over everything else going on.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Crate Training||Comment: For his second session we worked on Mav's drop in the classroom. He did well but did start getting distracted by the other dogs working in the classroom and wouldn't focus or drop when asked. If the trainer had his focus he would drop but had to be asked more than once a few times. Next time we'd like more focus from Mav and for him to not be as distracted by other dogs. At home work on tightening his drop skill so that he will be able to drop without direct focus.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Spin||Comment: For his last session we worked on Mav's spins as part of his recall training. He was a bit distracted by other dogs again at the start but did several great spins with following the lure. He did seem to get tired or bored of them after a bit so we finished this session with a drop duration as he was panting quite a bit. He did break from his drop when another dog walked past but was otherwise good. Next time we'd like to see him less reactive to other dogs being around with more focus on the trainer. At home use spins as a fun skill during walks to help him do mini recalls back to you.||Focus: Repetition||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.