Mr Moose did fantastic today! Even with the new environment and other dogs around he kept a great focus on the trainer and didn't react negatively to the other dogs.
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: For his first session we worked on Mr Moose's loose lead around the classroom while two other dogs were visible in crates. We started with a wide distance away from the crated dogs and slowly moved closer each lap. Mr Moose did really well with this and barely reacted to the dogs other than looking at them as he went past. We also took him into the cattery for exposure to cats and birds which he wasn't bothered by. Well done Mr Moose! Next time we'd like to push his skills a little further by doing loose lead in an outside environment and having him do loose lead around other dogs being trained simultaneously. At home keep up the great work on loose lead, his focus was fantastic and the lead was loose the entire time.||Focus: Distraction||A|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For his second session today we worked on Mr Moose's place skill. This can be an effective skill for reactive dogs as it gives them a safe area to observe and relax on. Mr Moose has a high level of place and can deal with moderate distractions. He did break a few times when the trainer would call him without using his release word but after the first time he wouldn't break for the same tactic. We spent a bit of time working on his send to place - he goes onto place well if the trainer follows him but can often stop short if asked to go the distance on his own.he did improve in this during the session though which was great. Next time we'd like to keep pushing his place skill with higher level distractions and being able to send him to place from a distance with him going all the way on his own. At home continue using place as a skill regularly and test him with high level distractions on place.||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For his final session we worked on Mr Moose's drops. He did need a low hand signal to go into drops (otherwise he would just sit) but otherwise did fantastic in his drops. His duration is great and he didn't break with the trainer running around or using a broom around him. Next time we'd like to push his skill a bit further with high level distractions - use distractions at home with him to help proof his skill.||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.