Phoenix was such a good girl today! While at times she was overaroused she was often able to settle and start to improve her skills.
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: For Phoenix’s first session we worked on her loose lead walking around the cattery. To start the session the trainer asked Phoenix to sit before opening her kennel door. She was to then remain in a sit while the trainer put on her collar and lead, as well as while opening the door. This was done to help her settle by giving her a task to focus on. While Phoenix did break her sit a few times at the start, after the use of ‘uh uh’ and being put back into her sit, she started to remain in her sit while opening doors. When walking up to the cattery Phoenix was very overwhelmed and was zigzagging and pulling on the lead. To reduce this behaviour the trainer would change directions frequently. especially if Phoenix started to walk ahead. This helped Phoenix start to focus on her trainer and walk by her side. When in the cattery Phoenix started off by again pulling but within a couple of minutes had settled and was walking nicely besides the trainer. She quickly picked up that when she looked at the trainer she would be rewarded. The next step for Phoenix will be to continue her loose lead walking in the cattery with low distractions.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For Phoenix’s second session we worked on her drops, specifically duration. This skill is important as it allows her to have a task to focus on and therefore, she can settle instead of finding her own tasks. We worked in the classroom environment with other low energy dogs, and this was a good distraction level for her. She was breaking her drops at times however got better as the session went on. This improvement was achieved by frequently rewarding her when she was in her drop and if she broke, she was told ‘uh uh’ and put back into her drop position. The next step for Phoenix will be to continue working on her drops around low energy dogs.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For Phoenix’s last session we worked on her place skill, specifically being sent to. This skill is useful for getting her to settle and also being able to send her away from you. To begin with phoenix was over aroused and wasn’t paying attention to her trainer. After being told to go to place and her not going, she was told ‘uh uh’ and put onto place. After a few uses of ‘uh uh’ she started to go onto place, and we were able to work on her distance. Once Phoenix was focused, she started going onto place from a distance of 2 meters and was showing lots of enthusiasm when going to place. The next step for her will be to continue working on distance.||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.