Molly had a great day, she explored, tried new things and practiced some old things. Well done Molly
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: Molly’s first session was drops. The trainer took her into the classroom and although Molly clearly knows drop she was reluctant to get in position and was clearly nervous. The trainer sat on the floor with Molly for a bit and just had a chat and cuddles. The trainer did some drops while sitting on the floor with Molly and she gradually got more comfortable. As the session progressed the trainer was getting Molly to drop while walking around the classroom, and while Molly was a little more confident than at the start, she was still nervous. It would be good to continue to work with Molly in regards to this. The skills she does know she does almost on auto pilot. This is good to point as it helps her learn to relax. However, getting her to the point where she can learn new skills will help take her mind off being nervous. This, however, will take time for her to feel comfortable enough to do that.||Focus: Repetition||D+|
|Skill learnt: Obstacle Course (Confidence Building)||Comment: Molly’s second session was the confidence course. She was happy to go around it today with little encouragement from the trainer which was great to see. She did stop to smell those smells again though. But once that was done around she went again. No barking or howling this time either!!||Focus: Repetition||X|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: Molly’s final session was a loose lead walk around the property. There are some big rocks that have an over hang and trainers are finding that these are great for the dogs that need a bit of confidence. Molly didn’t make it up to the big rock but she was very happy to go on the smaller of the two. It was great to see and even better to see her stick her nose in the air to smell the smells that are higher up! Her loose lead walking is great although sometimes she does pull. The trainer heads off in the opposite direction and it is not long before Molly is walking well again. To help with Molly’s confidence, on walks get her doing paws up on different things. Little things, big things. It is a skill she knows but it will build her confidence to do it on unfamiliar items. Molly also took treats today, which is a great sign that she is feeling much more comfortable with the environment. Really looking forward to seeing Molly back for day schools to help continue to grow her confidence.||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.