Otis struggled with engagement at first but settled into the sessions and worked hard.
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: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: Otis first session was a focus on loose lead. Otis was very excited to start with and the trainer had to spend some time walking back and forth across a short distance. Otis also got very excited about the treats and this caused him to not concentrate on where he was walking. As the session progressed and the trainer kept changing direction Otis did start to settle and engage better with the trainer. After to continue to walk along the same path numerous time to get Otis settled, the trainer then took Otis nearer the sheep and alpacas. Otis got distracted and tried to pull. But once again the trainer changed direction and Otis engaged with the trainer again. When walking with Otis at home start in the driveway to help get Otis settled and focused on you. Keep changing directions when Otis does pull. He did well today considering how excited he was when he started the session.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: Place was the focus of the second session. Otis has a great grasp on this skill but at the start of the session he was breaking when the trainer moved around the bed. Once Otis was consistently not breaking position the trainer pushed the distractions further with a tennis ball. Otis did get excited by the tennis ball and the trainer was able to use it as part of Otis's training and he did great. He stayed on place with the tennis ball distraction and loved the ball as the reward!||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: Otis had the drop skill as his final session. The trainer took Otis outside again for this session. Otis was very distracted and struggled at first to get into the drop position. Once he was getting in position he was not holding the drop for any duration. The trainer continually rewarded Otis while he was in position to help remind him he needed to hold that position until he was released. Towards the end of the session, Otis was holding the position while the trainer moved around him and jumped around. Next time it would be great to see Otis focus earlier and resists the distractions a bit more.||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.