Norbit was very fun and a ball of energy today!
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 worked on Norbit's drops in the classroom. Norbit had better focus today and responded well to the command, even with other dogs in the room. He can try and be cheeky and shuffle around while still in the drop position but his duration has increaaed. For the latter half of the session we worked on his toy distraction which he did great at. Next time we'd like to see him settle and not fidget as much while in a drop to really be able to push his duration. At home practice his drops often and have him hold it until you release him.||Focus: Duration||B|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: for his second session we took Norbit outside to work on his loose lead. At the beginning he did pull ahead a bit and didn't have great manners walking to and from the classroom. After several minutes he did start to settle down and had better focus on the trainer. His loose lead improved over the session and by the end he was walking quite nicely. Next time we'd like to see some better engagement and focus from him from the start. Use minor distractions at home to practice his loose lead and work on keeping his focus on you when walking.||Focus: Foundation||C-|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: for his last session we worked Don Norbit's place skill with other dogs around as he can get quite reactive around them. While he did whine and carry on. A bit at the start he did quiet down and spent several minutes quietly watching the other dogs which is really great for him. Next time we'd like to see him relax a bit more on place and stay with distractions such as food and toys. At home practice his place skill often and utilise enrichment feeders to help him settle on place. Passive place - Norbit really struggled to settle down on his place and kept whining/making noises. Everytime he heard the word "break" from another trainer doing a different dog he would break from his place and have to be reset.||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.