Melo smashed it today! Such a happy boy who loves his training!
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: Leave||Comment: First session Melo worked on his “leave it” we started by having a piece of kibble in our closed hand and the moment he stopped sniffing/engaging with that hand we rewarded him with something of higher value. It’s important to remember when teaching leave it to not feed them the treat you are getting them to “leave” at the end of the session as it defeats the purpose of the exercise. Melo did well in this session and we were able to progress to an open hand with just our thumb covering the biscuit and saying leave it and rewarding him for disengaging. Consistency is key with this skill, keep working on it in short sessions.||Focus: Foundation||C+|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: Melos second session we worked on his loose lead. Today we worked in the carpark around another higher energy dog for some added distraction. Melo did really well this session, he showed some interest in the other dog but happily followed the direction change of the trainer and engaged with them. Melo only pulled in the first minute or so of the session before quickly settling by the trainers side. We were able to decrease the distance between him and the other dog until they were only a few metres away and he held his engagement. Keep working on this at home, great work!||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Recall||Comment: For Melos final session we worked on his recall. We headed outside and started with a normal length lead to get some repetitions in and build his engagement around the other dog distractions. We then moved onto a long line to challenge Melo further. He did really well speeding into his recall and finishing in a sit. On the odd occasion he zoomed past the trainer but came back to sit. Keep working on his finish position and increasing distraction levels, keeping him on lead.||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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