Molly was a bit nervous again today but adjusted well once in the classroom with the trainer. She did get very distracted with Cadbury around but otherwise worked really well on her skills (including her new middles skill).
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 her first session we worked on Molly's loose lead outside. Molly was much more distracted than last week - she struggled with engagement while walking on both grass and gravel and spent a lot of time dawdling and sniffing the ground. She didn't pull much though which was good but we'd like to see more engagement with the trainer in future dayschools.||Focus: Distraction||C|
|Skill learnt: Paws Up (on object)||Comment: For her second session we continued work on her paws up skill with the inflatable cushion. Molly was much more confident with it this week and started placing both paws on it very quickly. We worked a little on her duration as she would take them off as soon as she heard the "yes" marker. Midway through the session Cadbury was brought into the classroom for training and Molly lost all focus and wouldn't engage well with the trainer. Due to her lack of focus we moved into having her in a drop while Cadbury did loose lead as this is a very familiar skill for her. She stayed in her drop well but spent a lot of time watching Cadbury. She was more focused when Cadbury was also in a drop and not moving. Working both dogs at the same time in future dayschools will be good to work on their independence from each other.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Middle Position||Comment: For her last session we worked on a new skill for Molly - the middles skill. This skill is great for nervous dogs that like the security of safely touching their onwer as well as being a great safety skill to have your dog in between your legs in an emergency. Molly was quite nervous and unsure at the start but after using lots of lures she started really picking up on what was wanted and was happily following the lure through the trainers legs by the end of the session.||Focus: Foundation||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.