Molly was nervous today but warmed up to the trainer a lot faster than last time. She is very affectionate so the trainer used this to help condition her.
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: Molly's first session focused on engagement with loose lead. Molly required a few moments before she was confident approaching the trainer but as soon as she got cuddles and food the trainer was her new best friend. As they left the kennel Molly would dart ahead and as soon as she did this the trainer stopped walking, waited for to turn around and then continued walking the other way. She responded well to this and eventually stopped walking ahead. She lacked engagement so the trainer marked and rewarded any glances she gave her. In the end she was constantly checking in with the trainer. This was all performed outside with dog and people distractions. The trainer took the approach of people at Molly's pace, ensuring she is comfortable and happy to continue.||Focus: Conditioning||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: The trainer and Molly went back to basics with her drop for this session. It is important to revisit the basics every now and then to ensure they have a solid understanding of the skill. Molly did really well with the verbal cue and surrounding distractions (dogs and people in classroom) however struggled with big movements close by, especially if the trainer stepped away or around her. The main focus for the remainder of the session was encouraging Molly to remain in drop with the trainer moving backwards and forwards and around her. She did struggle with this but there were also other distractions within the classroom to take in account.||Focus: Distance||C+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: The trainer further worked on Molly's drop skill to help build her confidence and duration. From the second session they did; she had progressed well with the distractions and distance. She still struggled with movements so the focus of this session was remaining in the drop with distance and trainer distractions (dancing). Molly was nervous during her sessions but she still took treats, performed and happily enjoyed a few cuddles. We can see lots of progress with her since she first came in, keep up the amazing work.||Focus: Duration||B+|
|Skill learnt: Crate Training||Comment: Between sessions Molly was relaxing in a crate in the classroom. This further encouraged her to settle and gain confidence within the stimulating environment.||Focus: Desensitisation||A+|
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.