Mav did quite well today. He does still struggle with focus sometimes, especially when on the grassy area. Continue pushing his engagement in different environments to help his focus.
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: Trick Training||Comment: For his first session we worked on a little bit of loose lead to the classroom (he was pulling quite a bit) and then working on his hanky/tug skill once in the classroom. Mav still has a tendency to put the hanky fully in his mouth instead of just biting and pulling so a lot of the session was spent encouraging him to bite and tug rather than eat it. If practicing this at home continue encouraging him to properly interact with it.||Focus: Repetition||B|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: For his second session we took Mav outside to work on his loose lead around 2 other dogs also working outside. Mav was better than he was at the start of the day but did still pull occasionally. We also practiced frequent drops which he did quite well with. Continuing to train him outside around other dogs during his Dayschool sessions will help his loose lead improve.||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Recall||Comment: For his last session we worked on Mav's recall and spin skills. Mav did really well with his spins while walking but did struggle a lot with focus when on the grass so we had to do majority of the session in the carpark. For his recalls we kept the distance short due to his distraction level outside. He did good with his recall and returned to the trainer from the short distance. For the last few minutes he did a drop on the grass but really struggled with this, regularly breaking every several seconds. Future sessions should focus on the grass area outside so that he is not as distracted on it.||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.