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: For his first session we worked on place as Max was a bit distracted by other dogs in the classroom. Max happily followed the lure onto the raised bed so we worked on having him stay there until released (using the release word of "break"). We work with a release word instead of "wait" or "stay" as it is easier for dogs to understand to stay in a certain position until released. Max did really well with this and has started understanding his markers. Next time we'd like to start working on duration on place for Max and continue conditioning his release word. At home practice luring Max onto a bed and reward him once all 4 paws are on. Focus: Foundation C+
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: For his second session we started work on Max's drop skill. Max shows no knowledge of this skill so the session was spent trying to lure him into drop. Max would follow the lure about halfway and then lose focus and wander off so this is still a work in progress. Next time we'd like to see Max fully go into a drop - practice luring him into a drop from a standing position to help with this. Focus: Foundation D
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For his last session we worked on Max's loose lead skill. Max was quite unfocused for the first several minutes and spent a lot of time getting under the trainers feet. After some time (and some treats) he did start to focus on the trainer and actually started walking nicely next to them. Next time we'd like to have more focus from Max from the start so that we can really push his skill as we would like to be able to do his loose lead in the cattery once he gets some basics down. At home use treats to reward him for walking next to you on lead. Focus: Foundation B

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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 DoneĀ (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.


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