Mav was much better in some of his skills this week but struggled in other areas. He became easily distracted during his place and drop skills so these should be a major focus before his next dayschool.
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 skill outside again. He still pulled a fair bit but was much better than last week. He listened better today and we were able to get several minutes of him nicely walking in the carpark. Next time we'd like even better engagement from him and less pulling on the lead. At home practice walking him on different surfaces and continue to reward for him focusing on you.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: Mav worked on his place skill outside with no other dogs as distractions. His send to place was much better this week but his duration and distraction was not as good as usual. He broke a few times with the trainer walking/jogging past the bed and would struggle to stay on the bed for a length of time without becoming distracted. For the latter half of the session we worked solely on his duration with no added distractions to help build this part of his skill. Next time we'd like to see much better focus and patience from Mav as we know he can do better. Practice doing the place skill outside to help him adjust to doing it in an outside environment.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For his final session today we worked on Mav's emergency drops. Mav can be a bit slow with these and doesn't always listen to the cues given so it is definitely a skill that could use some more work. He did manage to do a few good drops but often would move himself in front of the trainer to drop or would take several steps before dropping (and only if the trainer stopped moving). Next time we'd like to see some better listening from Mav so we can work on having him drop alongside the trainer before having him do his emergency drops. At he practice having him drop besides you instead of in front of you and if he does well with this practice having him drop while walking.||Focus: Distraction||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.