Murphy did struggle with some basics today but really improved in his skills during the sessions. Well done Murphy!
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: Drop/ Down||Comment: For his first session we took Murphy into the classroom to work on his drops with other dogs as distractions. He did need quite a low hand signal to go into drop otherwise he would often sit. His duration wasn't too bad but he does struggle for long sessions. We also did some toy distractions for him. He was really good if the movement of them was slow but did break a few times with toys being thrown in front of him. Next time we'd like to see less breaking from Murphy when around toys and energetic movements from the trainer. At home practice having him in drops and throwing some of his favourite toys around to push his skill further.||Focus: Distraction||C-|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For his second session we worked on Murphy's place skill in the classroom. While he is quite good at place he is VERY food motivated and breaks quite easily with food distractions. The focus of today's session was to help him start learning to ignore food when on place. He did get good at ignoring food while on place (he had to be under constant supervision though) but he really struggled to walk past plates of food to his place unless the trainer was luring him the whole time. With a bit more work he should be able to walk past the food with no issues. Next time we'd like to see him get to the point of being able to walk past the food without a lure. At home, practice his place a lot with toy distractions as food may be a bit much for now.||Focus: Distraction||C-|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: For his last session we took Murphy outside for his loose lead. At the start of the session he constantly pulled ahead and wasn't engaging with the trainer. About halfway through the session (after bringing Murphy back to basics of loose lead with luring) he clicked on to what he was supposed to do and was really good from there. Next time we'd like to see a decrease in pulling behaviour and better engagement with the trainer. At home, practice loose lead in the house or yard using short distances to help him not pull ahead.||Focus: Back to Basics||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.