It was great to have Mr Meatball back training today. He did initially struggle to take treats, we would recommend not feeling him breakfast before his next Dayschool. Keep up the great work at home.
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: In his first session, Meatball focused on further developing his skill loose lead walking around the pet retreat facility. We focused on this skill to build his engagement and reduce his challenging behaviour of pulling. Meatball was very excited to be training today, he was initially overexcited and struggled to take treats. To help him relax the trainer moved to a lower distracting environment. Once in the classroom, the trainer used slight lead pressure to guide Meatball into the correct position. He did not eat treats in this session but his engagement improved along with his loose lead walking.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Middle Position||Comment: In his second session, Meatball focused on learning the new skill middle to help build his recall. During this session, the trainer discovered that Meatball will eat peanut butter. The trainer used this as a lure to guide him in between the trainer's legs. Meatball followed the lure well to stand in between the trainer's legs. After several repetitions, the lure was slowly faded as he was performing well. This is a great skill to practise at home as a controlled recall (remains in middle until released).||Focus: Foundation||C+|
|Skill learnt: Recall||Comment: In his final session, Meatball focused on further developing his recall around a variety of distractions. These distractions include cats, birds and the outside environment. Meatball was initially distracted by the surrounding environment but with some guidance, he began to focus and perform well. He does struggle when interested in something such as the water fountain to recall back to the trainer, however, he did progress well throughout the session.||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.
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