Millie had a great day. Many distractions but she did well.
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: The trainer started Millie’s session on collection for the kennels, as she was jumping at the gate. The trainer waited until Millie stopped jumping before the gate was opened. If Millie jumped the gate was shut again! It didn’t take Millie long to settle and sit nicely for the gate to then get opened. The session continued with loose lead walking outside. Millie was very distracted by the other dogs but as the trainer kept changing direction Mille settled into walking well. Although she was distracted a number of times by those good smells, overall she did really well.||Focus: Repetition||C+|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: Millie’s second session was place (bed). She needs to master this so that it will help curb jumping at visitors when they visit the home. Millie did struggle with this in the class room at first, with another dog being trained at the same time. However she did progress to a point where the trainer took Millie outside to continue place with kennel dogs as the distraction, as well as all the good smell that are on the ground there as well. Again she broke a number of times but towards the end of the session she was staying on place while still being interested in her surroundings. Well done Millie. Keep practicing at home. If she is doing well in the back yard move to the front yard. Simple things like gardening or washing the car can be used as place training moments for Millie.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: Drop was the focus of the final session for Millie. This is going to be an essential skill for Millie when you are out walking to prevent her getting excited when seeing other dogs and people. Using the foot brake in the drop position will also prevent jumping. Millie did struggle with drop at first and needed to be lured into position. Once again as the session progressed she started to focus and drop on command. Once Millie was dropping consistently the trainer introduced Millie to the red light green light game. The trainer revved Millie up with toys and then got her to drop. She was rewarded with yes and a treat. She was then told break and the game continued. This game will help Millie to stop what she is doing, despite how excited she is, and drop on command. Millie soon learnt that the quicker she dropped the quicker the game resumed. She did really well at this game and it is a great one to continue at home.||Focus: Repetition||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.