Mello did really well today. It is great to see that he is continuing to progress in his skills - well done for keeping up with the homework!
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: Mello was very energetic from the kennels and did pull a lot on the lead. However he did show some good manners at doors which was really good. For his first session we worked on his loose lead to help with his pulling. The first half was a bit rough with him pulling regularly but after 5 minutes of walking around the classroom he settled enough to be able to walk outside on the pavement. For the last few minutes he walked really well which is such good work from him! He didn't take any treats so we just rewarded with "yes" and scratches being his ears. Next time we'd like to continue working with him outside to help with his pulling and distraction level. Keep up the good work at home - of he is pulling too much when out and about take a step back and walk him in a more familiar/less distracting environment.||Focus: Repetition||C+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For his second session we worked on Mello's drops. Mello is very good at his drops if he isn't too distracted. When inside the classroom he was very good at listening and going into drops. His duration was fantastic too, he always waited for his release word before getting up. We did also do some drops outside but Mello was much more distracted outside. His duration was much poorer and he would often get up before release, especially if the trainer moved. Next time we'd like to continue working with Mello's drops outside so that he performs just as well as he does inside the classroom. At home practice lots of drops in the backyard to help him adjust to the more distracting environment.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For his last session we revisited Mello's place skill. Mello is fantastic at going to place and immediately lying down to relax which is perfect behaviour! We tested him with a few tennis balls being bounced past (which he didn't break for) and then had a pile of toys for him to pass through while going to and from place. After sniffing briefly at them the first time he completely ignored the toys. Mello did so well today with his place skill - next time we'd like to push him even further and really solidify this skill for him. Keep up the great work at home and cocntinue using place as an area for Mello to chill out on.||Focus: Distraction||A|
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.