Millie had a great day today! She is always so happy to see the trainers and working hard on her skills!
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: First session Millie worked on her Place skill. Today we worked in the class focusing on her duration around distractions. The trainer had Millie tethered while moving around the room, bouncing balls/throwing toys around and Millie held her place well. She showed no interest in the other dog being walked around nearby and was very focused on her trainer. We also worked on her send to place with objects (cones, pods, toys) in front of the bed that she had to ignore and move past. She did well with this but did find it a bit of a challenge when we added scattered treats to the floor. Keep working on this skill in different environments and with various distractions at home.||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: Millie’s second session we worked on her drop skill. We started the session working on fast repetitions to strengthen the verbal cue and keep her focusing on us while other dogs were being trained nearby, she broke position a few times but is showing a good understanding. After that we focused on building her duration. As in the previous session food was a bit of a challenge for her we used treats this session scattered on the floor while Millie held her drop, the trainer was able to spell out her name with kibble in front while she held her drop. Keep working on this at home in higher distracting environments.||Focus: Duration||B|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: For Millie’s final session we worked on her loose lead. Today we worked out in the carpark for added distractions with another dog being trained nearby. Our focus of this session was building Millie’s engagement and rewarding any eye contact/check ins she gave us. Millie worked well in this environment and followed direction change well, she did pull ahead occasionally and when she did this we stopped and moved the other way. She showed little interest in the other dog but was more distracted by other staff members walking by. We were able to regain her focus by redirecting her into a drop.||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.
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