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: Place Training Comment: Odin's first session was a quick refresher of his yes marker and then onto place training. Odin struggled at first with getting all four feet onto the place but as the session progressed he was hoping onto the place bed nicely. The trainer started then to increase the duration that Odin was staying on place. Again he struggled a bit with this and wanted to hop off pretty much straight away. But the trainer rewarded him frequently until he was staying on the place bed until released. The trainer also started adding in the distraction of walking around Odin. Keep practicing this at home with Odin and slowly increase the distractions. Focus: Repetition C
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: Drop was the focus of the second session for Odin. He does have a good grasp of drop but again the duration of him staying in the position was limited. The trainer worked with Odin to get him to stay in the position for a longer period of time. As the session progressed Odin was holding position well. Next time the trainer would like to see Odin holding the position but add in distractions. When at home use lots of repeations until Odin is dropping well on command. Treat him frequently to help him hold position until released. Focus: Repetition D+
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: Odin had a great final session with a loose lead walk. The trainer took him outside for a walk in the paddock with another trainer and dog. Odin did well and although pulled a bit for the good smells he soon settled when the trainer changed directions. He was not at all concerned about the other dog which was great to see. Focus: Repetition C

We recommend your next step should be…

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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.


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