Another great day from Millie regardless of training in very windy conditions
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: Millie’s first session was loose lead but with people greetings. Millie struggled with her loose lead at the start. The wind blowing things around and lots of odd noises kept her focus away from the trainer. A few walks up and down the kennel aisle got her focus back which was great, considering how distracting that area is as well. The trainer was ‘greeted’ by a couple of the other staff members as the session went on. At first Millie wouldn’t hold the drop but after a few more of interactions like this coupled with the yes marker Millie was holding position. Going forward the trainer would like to see Millie hold her drop when greeted regardless of the words and actions going on around her.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: Millie’s second session was more loose lead and drop. But this time in a part of the kennel the trainer is aware that Millie struggles with. Every time the trainer walks Millie past this point Millie is excited and pulls and barks at the other dogs. This time the trainer put Millie in a drop and it was a real test for her as the dog distraction was great. As such she did struggle the first few times and continued to try and pull towards the other dogs. The trainer used repetition of break and the drop to help refocus Millie’s focus. It was a hard session for Millie and going forward will need to be something she works further on to help her focus on that environment.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: The trainer was making use of the staff activity today and did some more greetings with Millie. She was much better at holding position and not getting excited this session. Given there are a couple of friendly cats boarding the trainer took Millie into the cattery. Even in the main aisle the smells were to great for Millie and even with the foot brake on she was crawling to get to where she wanted. When she was doing better with the the trainer took her into the main part of the cattery where the friendly cats were. Millie did have a hard time to hold position but by the end of the session although a little vocal she was holding position! Well done!||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.