Mojo did really well in his first session but did really struggle with his focus and listening with his latter two sessions. Practice his drops at home as this was something he struggled with that is usually quite good for him.
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: For his first session we worked on Mojo's loose lead outside with the gardeners (with mowers and whipper snippers) as distractions. Mojo did really well - while he was a bit nervous of the equipment and would move into the trainer he still adjusted really well to the level of exposure. Conditioning him to the noises and movements during his walk helped him become more confident and trusting of the trainer.||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Paws Up (on object)||Comment: For his second session we started a new skill for Mojo - his paws up skill. Mojo really struggled with this skill, by the end of the session he had only briefly tapped the bucket with one paw twice. The best way to help him with this skill is to have the bucket next to the wall, block the other side with your body and lure him over it so that he has to touch the bucket to get the lure. For the last few minutes of the session we had him do place duration so that he didn't get too frustrated with the new skill.||Focus: Foundation||D+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For his last session we went over Mojo's drops in the classroom with another dog around as a distraction. Mojo really struggled with this and did quite badly, especially considering we know how good his drops usually are. Mojo would often just sit when asked to drop and would take a long time to move from sit to drop after being told "uh-uh". We stopped rewarding him unless he went full into the drop at the start and then moved onto luring into drops again as he was still struggling. He did go back to sleep on place after the session and had been sleeping beforehand so he may have just been grumpy but continuing to work on his drop skill at home and during dayschools is necessary to get him back to his usual level.||Focus: Repetition||D+|
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.