Great work today from Millie, progressed well from last week. Well done.
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: Drop/ Down||Comment: Millie’s first session was again in the kitchen. At the start of the session she was quite focused and held position well. However, as the session progressed she did start breaking position, especially when other people came into the kitchen, and one being a child. Millie really struggled and wouldn’t hold the position long with these distractions. The trainer put the foot brake into practice and used yes and reward. Towards the end of the session the trainer was able to leave Millie in the middle of the kitchen and freely walk around her without her breaking position. It was a big improvement from last week. Well done Millie.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: Millie’s second session was loose lead walking. She was quite distracted during the start of this session. Lots of new smells that she was determined to pull the trainer towards. The trainer got Millie in the drop position and got her engagement back, (along with some photos!) The second half the session was much better. Although Millie did still pull at times her engagement with the trainer was more than the first part of the session. Great improvement shown.||Focus: Repetition||C|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: The final session for Millie was place. Like last week there was another trainer training while Millie was practicing this skill and she did struggle at first. She broke position a number of times. The trainer kept using the yes marker and at times it was great to see Millie starting to think about what she needed to do and made the choice to not break position. At the end of the session the trainer left Millie on place while she trained another dog. Millie again broke a couple of times but she also, laid down to relax. It was great to see.||Focus: Repetition||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.