Pippin did so well for her first day! She was very energetic and eager to learn!
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: Sit||Comment: Pippin’s first session was focused on her ‘sit’ and ‘drop’ skill. She showed fairly good knowledge with her sit, but appeared to have less for her drop. The trainer spent the first half of the session on her sits and she did very well following the lure. When the trainer switched to asking for drops, Pippin struggled a little with following the lure to the floor. The first few attempts she got her butt all the way down, but as the session went on she would just stand and continue to go for the treat. The trainer attempted to lure Pippin under her leg while sitting on the floor, but Pippin didn’t respond very well to this. Keep up the progress at home and keep persisting with her drops from a sit. If she does it, reward her heavily so she starts to understand that, that is what we are looking for!||Focus: Foundation||C+|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: Next up, Pippin practiced her ‘loose lead’ walking inside the classroom. As she is such an energetic pup, she would often run about and try to sniff everything. The trainer took her back to basics and had a treat in front of her nose acting as a lure. She responded well to this and walked beside the trainer beautifully. It is important for Pippin to have good engagement with who is walking her so she is not tempted to run off for other distractions. Keep working on this at home and building her engagement by rewarding her more frequently!||Focus: Foundation||C+|
|Skill learnt: Recall||Comment: To finish off her big day, Pippin worked on her ‘recall’ skill outside. The trainer decided to ease her into this, just having her in a sit until she is called to come. She did very well with this!! The big thing we worked on was getting Pippin to sit in front of the trainer after being called before rewarding her. Recall is such a great skill to have, especially if you are out and about, you’re going to want your dog to come to you when called and not run off to potential danger. The biggest thing for recall is to be the most exciting thing for your dog, make lots of noises, call their name and be more interesting than the environment they are in. Keep up the awesome work!!||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.
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