Otis was very shy initially but was really good once he was warmed up to the trainer and the classroom environment. He was a bit distracted but would have some moments of great engagement. Keep working on his basic obedience skills at home to prepare him for his next Dayschool.
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: Otis was very nervous in the kennels. It took about 5 minutes of sitting with him for him to approach the trainer and he didn't take any treats during the first session. To keep it simple we had him in the classroom on place to help him adjust to the room and the other dogs. He was very vocal (whined a lot) while on place and would regularly move off by himself. He did accept pets and some cuddles from the trainer so we used this as rewards for him not vocalising.||Focus: Conditioning||X|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For his second session we went back to the place skill. Otis was much more confident and engaged this session! He was taking treats right away and had great focus on the trainer instead of the other dogs. We worked on moving him on and off place with his markers as well as having him stay on place while the trainer took some steps back. It was great to see how happy he was once he had settled into the environment!||Focus: Foundation||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: Otis was a little distracted at the start of this session but settled down after a minute or so after some yummy treats. We worked on his drop this session - he isn't too bad with following a hand signal/lure into drop but had no duration once in drop. The focus of this session was to start building duration by frequently giving him treats while in drop to encourage him to stay there. This will still need a lot of work as he struggles to stay focused and down.||Focus: Duration||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.