Mila struggled with bigger distractions and needs to go back a step.
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: Mila’s first session was loose lead walking. This was done in the kennels and this was to much for Mila. She struggled with the closeness of the other dogs and wanted to bark and pull towards them. The trainer walked in a part of the kennel where the dogs weren’t as close and this helped Mila a little. Mila is very young and does need to really proof her obedience skills before tackling highly distracting environments.||Focus: Distraction||D+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: Next up was drops for Mila. She struggled to get into position, however with low distractions her duration was good. As such the trainer worked a lot of repetitions with Mila. As the session progressed Mila was dropping readily. The trainer then used a game called Red Light Green Light. This is where trainers rev Mila up and and then ask her to drop. This is good impulse control for Mila and also helps indulge her drive to chase things. Although Mila wasn’t to bad at this it is something that she can work on.||Focus: Repetition||C+|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: Last was loose lead walking with drops. The trainer took Mila outside for this and again the distractions meant that Mila struggled to drop. She was pulling on the lead but changing directions frequently helped her a little. There are 3 stages of teaching a dog, teaching, training, proofing. At this point Mila is still in the teaching stage. Meaning she really is learning the skills and laying that foundation. She is a baby still so we need to ensure the foundation is laid well before pushing to the next level to quickly. Trainers would recommend a private to help assist in the tools and skills to help lay that foundation with Mila.||Focus: Distraction||C|
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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