Millie had a fantastic day today. Her engagement was great and she worked really hard. Well done Millie.
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: Place Training||Comment: Millie started her day with loose lead walking. She was very excited to start with so the trainer trained inside to start with. Millie settled quickly so the trainer walked her outside. Again she was quite distracted but soon settled and started to focus on her trainer. Another dog was nearby and although a bit distracted by this she didn't pull to get to the dog. Keep practicing at home with low distractions. If she pulls quickly walk in the other direction. Also ensure her "yes" marker is charged and use that when she is doing well.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For her second session Millie practiced her place skill with distraction. It took Millie a few minutes to settle once again and not break place straight away. The trainer took her back to basics to remind her how this skill worked. As the session progressed the trainer was able to run around Millie while she held her place. Millie does still struggle with low level distractions near her, like the trainer bending down, however with practice she will continue to improve this skill. Practice this at home using yourself as the distraction. For example sit on the floor a little way from her. Jump or run near her.||Focus: Distraction||C|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: Drop was Millie's final session and again it took her a while to settle. The trainer took it back to basics with a lure to position. Then the trainer worked on duration with Millie. Ensuring that she held position until the release word "break" was said. The trainer practiced this in an open door way. At first Millie struggled but progressed well. Once again practicing at home will help further these skills. Ensure the distractions are low at this stage and take baby steps to introduce more. Millie is doing really well with all her skills and progressing well.||Focus: Duration||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.