Munchkin worked hard today and made some good progress with his skills.
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: Munchkin’s first session was loose lead walking. The session started from the kennels and Munchkin certainly struggled with the distractions between the kennels and the classroom, and it took quite a while to actually make it to the classroom as the trainer kept changing direction to counteract Munchkin’s pulling. Once in the classroom it didn’t take long for Munchkin to start to settle down and do some better walking. There were still other dogs in the room but the environment was still less stimulating than outside. Keep practicing inside at this stage, only progressing outside to the backyard when Munchkin is walking well on the lead.||Focus: Distraction||D+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: Munchkin’s second session was a focus on drop. He was still needing the lure at the start of the session. The trainer was luring Munchkin down to the ground with food. As the session progressed the trainer was able to use just a hand signal, whilst still bending over closer to the ground. Munchkin was not able to drop yet from just the word drop. However, the trainer made sure to say the word drop every time Munchkin was lured with food and the hand signal. Keep practicing this at home with the food lure and then the hand signal. You will need to do multiple repetitions of this before Munchkin will associate the word with the action. Work also on the duration that Munchkin stays in position, using the footbrake as well as rewarding with the yes marker. Munchkin is progressing well with this.||Focus: Repetition||D+|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: Place was the focus of Munchkin’s last session. Munchkin seems to have a good grasp of what place is, which was fantastic to see. He, however, was not so good on staying on place and wanted to walk off as soon as he got on the bed. The trainer worked with him using Uh Uh when he moved from place and rewarding when he was remaining there. Towards the end of the session the trainer was able to walk away from Munchkin a little way and he remained on place. Keep practicing at home, with duration as the focus. Reward him a lot for him staying on place. Next time the trainer would like to see Munchkin not stepping off the place straightway and being more settled on place.||Focus: Distraction||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.