Max is a superstar! He has great fundamentals in his skills so today was mostly focused on tidying them up in a few areas. He was very eager to learn and gave excellent focus to 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: Place Training||Comment: Max has a great understanding of his markers and the fundamentals of the place skill. He happily goes on and off place and only broke a few times (but went straight back on after a gentle "uh-uh"). We tested his place skill today with toy distractions by using tennis balls - he did so awesome at this and stayed on place with the tennis balls being thrown and rolled past him. Well done Max! Next time we'd like to push his skill a little further with food and unusual distraction to make his place skill really solid. At home use low to medium distractions while he is on place and reward him for staying on place to help continue building this skill.||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: Max follows the lure well into drop. He did struggle a little at the start to stay in drop but once he settled he did very well with his duration. He did roll over onto his side/back several times in drop so we spent a bit of time encouraging him to stay in a proper drop to get treats. Next time we'd like to push his drop skill with distractions to advance his level. At home treat him while in drop to increase his duration and tets him with low level distractions (toys/food/etc).||Focus: Duration||B|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: For his final session we worked on Max's loose lead. We started in the classroom to assess his level in a low distraction environment. He did really well in the classroom so partway through the session we moved outside to continue working on it. Max was pretty good outside but did have a tendency to pull a little ahead so that was our major focus for the session. He did get better throughout the session and focused more on what the trainer was doing which was great! Next time we'd like to do a full session outside to get his loose lead just that bit neater with outside distractions. At home encourage engagement from him during walks by rewarding whenever he "checks in" with you during walks and turning around when he pulls ahead.||Focus: Distraction||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.