Great fun with Mav today, he was generally focused and fun to train.
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: Mav’s first session was loose lead walking. He really struggled at the start of the session with this and the trainer did not get far before having to turn around and go the other way because Mav was pulling. It didn’t take long before Mav worked out that he needed to walk well to get to where he wanted to be. The trainer continued the session outside and Mav had people and dog distractions. He did struggle at first with trying to get to the good smells but overall, as the session progressed Mav did great. Keep practicing at home with the distractions low, then as Mav is walking well increase the distractions.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: The second session was a focus on drops outside. Once again it took a while for Mav to settle into the session and focus. Although he was dropping into position well, he was breaking easily. Using some lead pressure the trainer was able to put him back into position. The duration of Mav holding the drop did increase the session went on and he even managed to stay in position with a hat on his head!!Next time the trainer would like to see Mav hold the position longer than he did today and to focus sooner in the session. Drops are a great one to practice at home. But keep the distractions to a minimum at first and slowly increase the duration that Mav has to hold the position for and slowly increase the distractions.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: Mav had a focus on place outside today with some great people and dog distractions for him. He broke easily at the start of the session, just with the trainer pretending to walk off. He then tried to sneak off while lying down, which was quite funny to see. However, the trainer directed Mav back on place and before long he was not breaking with the trainer walking around him. He was interested in the people walking passed but did actually hold place well! As with all the foundation skills, keep practicing at home, slowly increasing the distractions and also the duration that Mav is on place.||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.