Millie wasn't bad today, lots of distractions and she was very excited at times. (apologies for the lack of photos today)
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 a loose lead walk while the rain held off. Millie started the session well but when the trainer got near the horse Millie got very distracted and was pulling for a closer look. The trainer walked back and forth and then got Millie to drop near the fence. Again she struggled with this and broke position a couple of times. Next time the trainer will work again with Millie with these distractions. As the session progressed Millie did start to pay more attention to the trainer but it did take a while. She was very interested in the smells more than focusing on the trainer!||Focus: Distraction||D+|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: Place was Millie’s second session and although she is well versed in this skill, today there were 2 other dogs training around her as well as others in crates in the classroom. Millie was distracted at first and did break from the position a couple of times. Next time it will be great to see Millie resist these distractions from the start. As the session progressed Millie was holding position better, so the trainer moved onto send to place from a distance. Millie actually became very jumpy at this point and the trainer had to put her in the drop position a number of times. Once Millie stopped jumping she progressed well with sending to place. Next time the trainer would like to see Millie not jump when doing this skill. You can practice this at home, slowly building it up to her going to place from another room.||Focus: Distance||C+|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: For Millie’s final session the trainer worked Millie’s middle skill further. She is doing quite will with this and next time the trainer would like to see her be more consistent with the command. The trainer, in this session also put Millie through the weave poles. This was a good exercise for her to concentrate and not jump. At first she was jumping again but as she did the exercise more she settled into it more and stopped the jumping. These are good little skills to have to use when out walking and getting Millie to do different things to help keep the focus on you and yet still learn rather than just focusing on other dogs or smells.||Focus: Repetition||D+|
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.