It was a pleasure to train with Miss Molly today, she is aa sweet girl who loves her training. Molly can display nervous behaviors when training, we would recommend completing some confidence building activities at home.
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: In her first session, Molly focused on further developing her skill 'loose lead walking' while in a low distracting outside environment. We focused on this skill to help reduce her pulling. Molly performed very well, she was initially distracted by the environment but quickly redirected her focus back onto the trainer. Once Molly was engaged with her trainer she began to perform well, her pulling was reduced and she ignored several distractions (dogs barking and people talking). Higher level distractions, including birds caused Molly to lose focus and engagement, to help redirect her focus the trainer began to incorporate ‘drop’ and ‘spin’ while walking to keep her brain busy. We suggest continuing to practice this skill at home.||Focus: Foundation||B|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: In her second session, Molly focused on further developing her skill 'place' with duration in a low distracting environment. We focused on this skill to improve her decision making as part of her canine reactivity. Molly was initially hesitant to walk onto the 'place', instead she would drop. The trainer took it slow and encouraged her onto the bed with yummy treats. Slowly she began to walk on and off the bed comfortably, when on 'place' she can struggle with duration. The trainer used a high reinforcement schedule (treats every five seconds) to encourage her to remain on place. We suggest continuing to practise this skill at home.||Focus: Duration||C|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: In her finial session, Molly focused on further developing her skill 'drop' with duration under distraction (another dog training in classroom). We focused on this to help build her impulse control surrounding her canine reactivity. Molly performed well, she initially broke ‘drop’ on the first two repetitions but with some guidance she quickly began to maintain it well. We suggest continuing to practise this skill at home.||Focus: Duration||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.