Molly was very nervous today so the trainer took it slow and easy as it has been a while since she has trained with us.
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: Exposure||Comment: Molly was a little hesitant approaching the trainer this session but with a gentle and encouraging voice and food rewards she eventually warmed up. They slowly made their way to the classroom as the trainer allowed her to explore her surroundings, gaining confidence and the ability to settle. At this stage she stopped taking treats. In the classroom the trainer sat with Molly as she was visibly nervous. They worked on charging the marker and conditioning the environment. She started taking treats from the floor and then the trainers hand but was reluctant to move around. The trainer worked on conditioning the classroom for this session.||Focus: Desensitisation||D|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: The trainer and Molly worked on place training with the focus of duration and distractions. Molly was a little bit settled by this stage and easily went to the mat, showing the trainer that this is an area she feels safe around. Releasing her was a different story as she was reluctant to move unless really really encouraged by the trainer. The trainer worked on building her confidence within the environment and with this skill.||Focus: Duration||C+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For Molly's last session they worked on her drop duration which she did struggle with. She broke a few times therefore the trainer increased her rewards to encourage her to remain in drop and then releasing her. Despite being nervous she made a good effort during this session.||Focus: Duration||C+|
|Skill learnt: Crate Training||Comment: Between sessions Molly was in a classroom crate to assist with getting her to settle and develop confidence within the environment. She was well behaved in the crate and was settling faster between the sessions. The trainers have recommended weekly sessions (if possible 2 a week on consecutive days) to boost Molly's confidence with the environment. With more regular sessions and back to back ones this will provide more efficient training rather than leaving big gaps between sessions. Once Molly is more settled the single weekly sessions would be ideal.||Focus: Desensitisation||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.