Poppy did struggle a lot today with her focus. She was very overexcited to be with the trainers again and had a few issues with her reactivity. She did great though when she was engaged.
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: Paws Up (on object)||Comment: Poppy was very excitable to be back into training today. She was a bit reactive going past one of the dogs in the kennels but listened to her drop command even while pulling and lunging a bit. In the classroom we started work on getting her to use separate paws on the pods. As she was so happy and excitable to be in the classroom with the trainer she struggled to calm down and focus. She managed to put two paws on two pods about 3 different times but otherwise would lose a lot of focus and drop or jump around to be near the trainer.||Focus: Repetition||C+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For her second session we worked on Poppy's loose lead with drops around other dogs. She did quite well until a dog in a crate started going off (after another dog had got too close) which caused her to become very reactive and it took her a good minute to settle both times it happened. Both times she did eventually move between the trainers legs so using middles as a good security skill during reactive situations could be helpful alongside her drop skill.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: We went immediately into Poppy's third session so that the previous session didn't end on a bad note with the reactivity. We took her outside this time - while she was quite distracted she did seem to enjoy being outside with the bit of sunshine on the grass! She did react a bit to one of the small dogs in the house yard but otherwise just lacked some engagement during the walk.||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.