Mav did struggle with some of his distractions today. He needs some more focus on his basics in distracting environments to help strengthen them again.
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 outside with other dogs as a distraction. Mav did struggle a bit with this today, he would pull in the direction of other dogs and would get distracted if walking in the areas they had been. For most of the session we walked in the carpark but moved to the grass for the last 5 minutes - on the grass Mav was very distracted and spent a lot of time with his nose to the ground and pulling. He did seem to settle in the last few minutes as he started to tire out but this skill still needs a lot of work in distracting environments. Next time we'd like more focus a d less pulling from Mav when outside - at home practice getting good engagement from him in different environments.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For his second session we worked on Mav's drops in the cattery. At the start of the session he was a bit distracted but listened well to drops. He does tend to drop in front of the trainer (instead of at the side) which can make his drops a bit slow so this is something to work on for next time. He did react fairly strongly to a cat so some of the session was spent conditioning him around cats which he did progress well with. Next time we'd like to see him react less to cats and drop a bit quicker but he has improved in his speed since last time. At home practice random drops around the house.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: For his last session we continued on Mav's tug trick skill. He would often just bite the hanky today instead of pulling it so we focused on encouraging him to tug on it and no longer rewarding for just the bite. He was a bit distracted with it as well and struggled a bit with focus. Next time we'd like to see him just tugging it so that we can pair it with the cue of "tug". At home encourage him to pull and not just bite the object to get him ready for the cue. **Unfortunately due to technical difficulties we are unable to add any photos sorry!**||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.