What a happy boy Melo is! He is showing great progress in his skills!
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: Recall||Comment: First session Melo worked on his recall. Today we worked out near the carpark around another dog and trainer, this was also during opening hours so there were added distractions of guests driving in and out occasionally. Melo did quite well during this session, he showed minimal interest in the dog near by and we were able to recall him away when he began to fixate. He occasionally needs a bit of guidance with a hand lure to help him finish in a sit position in front of the trainer. Keep working on his at home around medium level distractions.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: Melos second session we worked on his loose lead. Focusing on his engagement and following direction changes around dogs being trained nearby and working outside for added distractions. Melo showed good engagement initially and followed direction change well, dropping when asked but did become a bit distracted and struggled to follow direction when a few other staff members came by as he wanted to say hello, to redirect this behaviour we put him in a drop and rewarded him for calm behaviour before releasing him and continuing on.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For Melos second session we worked on his Place skill. Today we focused on his duration around higher distractions and send to place from play. Melo held his duration well in the classroom with a few other dogs being trained nearby, the trainer had him tethered and used toys and balls to try to distract him. He broke a couple of times when bouncing a ball but was quickly redirected by saying uh uh. To end the session we used a tug and released him from place to play and mid game gave the place command and Melo happily sent himself back to place mid game, we repeated this a few times. Great work Melo!||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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