Motley was able to do many of his skills outside today though does get a bit distracted by people and dogs coming by. It was great to see him in again for training!
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."
|We focused on
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)
|Comment: For his first session we worked on loose lead outside starting with a quieter area and then moving onto the carpark as he improved with his focus and engagement. Motley did well with his loose lead, there was a bit of pulling and moving ahead but by turning around each time he did so he did settle better next to the trainer. He does get easily distracted by other people and dogs so this is an area we can keep building up with him in future Dayschools. Keep working on his loose lead at home, it was good to see him having progressed from last time we saw him.
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down
|Comment: For his second session we worked on his drop skill outside. Motley kept sitting when not using a food lure so we had to go back to using food lures for several repetitions to get him going into the drop properly. He did struggle a bit with holding his drop today, he would often bounce out of it quite soon after going into drop or would get out of drop as soon as he had the treat so this skill does need a bit of work (remember the foot brake when practicing at home!).
|Skill learnt: Place Training
|Comment: For his last session we did try to do some fetch but Motley was so distracted by the environments and looking around that he was uninterested in tennis balls so we worked on place outside instead. Motley was quite good going to place and holding duration so we worked on movement distractions around him. He did well for low level movement but would break early if the trainer added excitement to their movement or voice. Work on building up the distractions slowly with this skill at home!
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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