Max performed very well today, he loved spending the day learning new skills and having fun with the trainers.
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: In his first session, Max focused on further developing his skill 'place' with repetitions under distractions. Following on from his last session the trainers challenged him with food distractions. The trainer began with one bowl of food which Max was initially interested in but did not break place for. As he was performing so well the bowls of food increased to 8. Max continued to perform excellent despite these high food distractions. We suggest continuing to challenge Max with high distractions at home.||Focus: Distraction||A|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: In his second session, Max focused on further developing his skill 'drop' with repetitions. We worked on this skill as Max prefers to drop in front of his trainer, this session was focused on encouraging Max to drop to the left side of his trainer. Changing the positioning of his drops allows for the teaching of emergency drops. Max went back to basics and followed a lure into drop from the left side, this lure was slowly faded as the session progressed. We suggest continuing to practice this skill at home.||Focus: Back to Basics||B|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: In his final session, Max focused on further developing his skill ‘loose lead’ walking with repetitions under distractions (training within the cattery). We focused on this skill to help build engagement and reduce his challenging behavior of pulling. Max initially struggled to engage in this high distracting environment, but with some guidance he slowly began to redirected his focus. when engaged Max performed very well, he ignored additional distractions. We suggest continuing to practicing this skill at home.||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.