Worked really hard with great focus. There was no jumping today which was fantastic.
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 walking. It took Millie a little to settle and get the engagement with the trainer. However has the session progressed Millie improved and the trainer was able to take her to a number of new locations with other distractions like ride on mowers and other people and dogs. Next time the trainer would like to get Millie closer to the other farm animals and work on her engagement there.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: Today's place training was right near other dogs in the kennel. Millie had a very hard time focusing and did not respond to her yes marker at all in this environment. It was very noisy and distracting for her with a number of dogs barking and running in yards near her. As things calmed a little, so did Millie and she was able to engage back with the trainer again. She did break place a number of times, however towards the end of the session her duration was much better. Next time the trainer would like to have Millie focus on the job as soon as she is in that distracting environment.||Focus: Distraction||C|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: Millie's last session was a focus on drop. The trainer wanted to work this skill closer to the other dogs, but Millie was very distracted and would not engage at all with the trainer in the environment. The trainer reduced the distractions and Millie did a lot better. The trainer then worked on emergency drops with Millie. As the name suggestions these are drops for emergencies. The handler tells the dog to drop and keeps walking, while the dog stays in position. This is new for Millie, but she did well and the trainer will continue working on this with her next time. Keep working on her drops at home so that she drops quickly when told. That will help with her emergency drops.||Focus: Repetition||A+|
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.