Molly performed very well today, focusing on building her engagement before practising challenging skills such as Quoits helped her confidence and overall performance.
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: Trick Training||Comment: In her first session, Molly focused on further developing her skill Quoits within the classroom with another dog nearby. Instead of going straight into this skill, the trainer spent the first 5 minutes playing engagement games with Molly. This helped build engagement, while also building her confidence in the classroom. After this, the trainer introduced the ring by placing it on the floor, starting at basics rewarding Molly for touching the ring with her nose. After several repetitions, Molly began to offer different behaviour such as opening he mouth onto the ring and picking the ring up off the ground briefly. This is great progress for Molly while in this environment.||Focus: Foundation||C+|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: In her second session, Molly continued working on her quoits within the classroom. Similarly to her first session, we began with a few minutes of engagement games to get her focused in the high distracting environment (dogs training nearby). Molly continued to perform well with this skill. As she was performing well the trainer introduced the peg. Once introduced the trainer marked Molly when she would move the ring towards the peg. After a few repetitions, Molly began to move the ring closer to the peg and even successfully place a ring onto the peg.||Focus: Foundation||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: In her final session, Molly focused on further developing her skill drop outside around distractions. We focused on this skill to proof her drop in different environments. Molly did struggle with engagement during this session, when distracted the trainer went back to basics and used a lure to build her engagement. Molly responds well to the drop command but can struggle to hold duration depending on the environment.||Focus: Distraction||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.
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