Keep up the engagement with Norbit in distracting environments. He did very well today and loved the attention!
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 Norbit’s first session the trainer further worked on Norbit’s drop. Norbit knows the drop command but gets overly excited and is very wiggly in that position. The trainer got Norbit to stay in position and Norbit settled as the session progressed. Once he was more settled the trainer attempted to distract Norbit with toys and although he broke the position the first couple of times, again he settled well and kept his focus on the trainer. The trainer has also noticed that Norbit is very food driven. This may have increased with Dyson in the household now. His owners will need to be aware of this to ensure that it does not evolve into resource guarding.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: Norbit’s second session was focused on loose lead walking. Again, he took a little bit of time to settle and turn his focus to the trainer. At this point there were a few more distractions in the classroom. Norbit struggled with this initially so the trainer took him outside to gain his focus again. Once Norbit had that great focus happening, the trainer then started walking Norbit in and out of the classroom, with the distraction of 3 dogs and trainers around him. Norbit’s focus once settled is fantastic and it would be good to see the owners continue this at home.||Focus: Distraction||C-|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: The trainer took Norbit outside for place training for his final session. The trainer worked on Norbit staying on place while he just wanted to sniff the grass. Norbit did settle and once that happened the trainer increased the distance between her and Norbit on place. The trainer then started getting Norbit off place while having that distance and then got Norbit back on place from a distance. Initially Norbit just wanted to sniff around when the place command was given but soon was running straight to place at a distance. At one point another dog and people were walking past at a distance. Norbit was distracted by this but held his place well. He lost focus again briefly when doing his place from a distance but soon got back into it and ended the session well!||Focus: Distance||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.