Maverick performed very well today and enjoyed his training. Keep up the great work.
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: The first session was focused on encouraging Maverick to engage with his trainer and reducing his pulling. The trainer has noticed Maverick can struggle with his loose lead recently, making this a focus of this session. Maverick was initially distracted in a low distracting environment and struggled to engage with his trainer, with some guidance and repetitions he slowly began to redirect his focus back onto the trainer. Woking in a low distracting environment helps Maverick go back to basics and engage with his trainer before increasing the distractions. Next time the trainer would like to see Maverick engage with his trainer earlier in the session and reduce his pulling. This is a great exercise to complete at home walking up and down a hallway in your house.||Focus: Back to Basics||C-|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: This session was focused on further developing Mavericks skill ‘drop’ with greetings within the classroom. The trainer approached Maverick while in a drop in a range of strange, different and unusual ways (running, walking, skipping, hopping, jumping, etc) to see if he would break drop to jump up. Maverick did not break drop despite how the trainer approached. The trainer was very impressed with Maverick during this session and his progress. Practising greetings at home while Mav is in a drop would be a great way to continue to challenge his drops.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Sit||Comment: This session was focused on further developing Mavericks skill ‘sit’ within the classroom environment. When excited, especially when leaving the car, Maverick can struggle to remain in his sit. The trainer began with basics, luring Maverick into a sit, this was quickly able to be reduced to the verbal cue ‘sit’ with a hand signal as he was progressing so well. Mav can struggle to hold duration in sit (either breaks to stand or drop), however with some guidance he quickly began to hold sit for several minutes without breaking. As he was performing so well the trainer began working on distance. Sit is a great skill to practice at home and whenever he travels in the car, must be calm before he can jump out.||Focus: Back to Basics||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.