Great fun day with Millie today. She had fantastic engagement and focus.
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: The first session started straight away in the kennel as Millie was very excited and jumping. The trainer waited until Millie sat before entering the kennel. Again on the way out the trainer had to repeat the process. The focus was then on loose lead in the kennel. Millie was very distracted by all the dogs at the start but progressed well as the session continued. Every time she tried to pull the trainer changed the direction and also used the huh huh word. Once Millie was doing well in the kennel the trainer took her outside. She settled quite well outside until she saw the alpaca’s. The trainer put her in a drop with the foot brake on and used yes and reward to help Millie learn that she didn’t need to react to the other animal. This is something that the trainer will continue to work on with Millie as the trainers would like to see Millie have no reaction at all to the farm animals. Keep practicing at home with changing direction when Millie pulls and utilizing that foot brake when she does show interest in something and is going to pull towards it.||Focus: Repetition||C+|
|Skill learnt: Leave||Comment: Millie’s second session was a focus on leave it. This is building on what you have already commenced at home. As you know this is a great skill to have be it in the home to stop a dog picking up dropped medication or outside to prevent them picking up things they shouldn’t. The trainer started the session with treats in a closed hand. When Millie stopped paying attention to that hand the trainer yes and rewarded Millie. Gradually the trainer pushed Millie with this until food could be left on the floor. The trainer then took Millie outside and as they walked the trainer randomly dropped treats and Millie did a great job of leaving them. With the trainer yes and rewarding every time Millie left the food. Continue this at home, ensuring that you do yes and reward when Millie leaves the food.||Focus: Repetition||C|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: Millie’s last session was a focus on drops with a new distraction. During a previous session the trainer noticed that Millie got quite excited if the trainer’s face was near Millie while she was in a drop position. This was further exacerbated if the check chain was removed. With Millie thinking she can behave if the check chain is one. The trainer worked with Millie with increasing the distraction. (getting down low and petting Millie) and yes and reward as Millie stayed in position. Millie was further pushed by removing the check chain. As Millie progressed well in the classroom the trainer then took Millie outside for a game of Red Light Green Light. A great game for Millie. Mille was revved up with the aide of her favourite – a stick. Then Millie was told to drop. Once she did this, yes and reward and use the word break for the game to continue. Millie did great at this. The trainer also included a leave it in this session as well with the stick and Millie did great. Keep playing red light green light with Millie as this will help her learn to control her excitement at times when you need her to.||Focus: Repetition||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.