Mav worked a lot on his recall today and he did well! He had good engagement with the trainer.
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 with an engagement game, simply having the trainer throw treats to one side and once Mav ate it and checked in he would hear “yes” and a treat would be thrown in the opposite direction. This continued until Mav had strong engagement and focus. Mav then moved outside on the concrete and began practicing his ‘recall’ skill, focusing on distractions. Mav would start off in a drop as it was hard to gain his focus if he was walking about. He did really well! Mav was able to come to the trainer each time he was called. There was an odd couple times he would wander off a little, but he would always come eventually. Keep practicing at home, try having him in a drop to begin with until his engagement is built up a bit more.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Recall||Comment: Next up, Mav practiced more of his ‘recall’ skill, this time in the classroom with a puppy distraction. Mav did really well! The trainer again began with having him in a drop and he came when called 100% of the time, so the trainer then let him have free range (while on a lead) and tested him. He again came exactly when called, followed by a beautiful sit at the trainers feet. This is awesome progress from his first session being more unfocused. Keep on pushing this skill at home, he may need to just nail the lower distractions before taking on the higher level ones!||Focus: Distraction||A|
|Skill learnt: Paws Up (on object)||Comment: As Mav was a little tired by his last session and it was quite warm, he practiced his ‘paws up’ skill, using 2 individual pods for each paw. Mav struggled to find his footing at times, but he did really well! The pods would often slide while he placed his paws on them, so the trainer used a towel underneath the pods to help stabilise them for Mav. He did significantly better after this addition! Keep up the awesome work and test him with different household objects to build his confidence more!||Focus: Duration||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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