Great day for Penny. Well done
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: Penny’s first session was charging her yes marker and introduction to place. Yes is the word we use to tell a dog they have done the right thing. That is followed by a treat. The yes marker needs to be charged so that the dog knows the word yes means a treat. Place is a spot that the dog is on and can not move off until released. It teaches them to be calm and still for example when the doorbell rings or people are visiting your house. Penny learnt the place command and the trainer started adding duration of her time on place slightly.||Focus: Duration||D+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: Penny’s second session was a focus on drops. This is a great controlled position to help prevent jumping. Penny needed to be lure into place with food and also struggled to hold position. Next time it will be great to fade out the lure and get penny starting to stay in the position for longer.||Focus: Duration||D|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: Place was again the focus for Penny’s final session. This time there was a big dog and people distraction in the classroom. This is great for getting Penny to understand that she needs to stay on place regardless of the distraction. She did well but still broke a few times. It will be a skill the trainers will continue to work on with Penny.||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.