Poet did super for her first day! She has some good skills already, just needs to polish up some things!
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: For Poet’s first session today we worked on place training. This involves using a raised bed and luring them on. Poet did this extremely quickly and well. Once the dog is on “place” they have to stay until released. Whilst on place they can be rewarded for being calm and staying there. The release word we use is “break.” This way the dog knows it is free to do what they want. Poet was extremely patient, she broke position a few times but was very quick to jump back on after she realised she wasn’t released. To further improve this, repetition and distractions will be beneficial.||Focus: Foundation||C+|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: To work on Poet’s loose lead skills we walked around the cattery. She was very distracted in the cattery with all the unusual smells and wasn’t taking treats. After a while of just exploring the cattery she became more accustomed to the sounds and smells and began taking treats. She didn’t show much engagement with the trainer. When we moved outside she was showing a little bit more engagement. She was still quite distracted and often moved away from the trainer, however as soon as the trainer stopped/changed direction she quickly responded. To improve this, environments with lower levels of distractions would be best to practice in.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: Poet’s drop/down skill needs some work, using the technique the owner provided showed that the skill isn’t very strong. We went back to basics and lured her into a drop, she was quick to go into position but wouldn’t hold it. To improve this it would pay to take a step back in training to really solidify this skill.||Focus: Back to Basics||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.