Poppy started off really well today and smashed out her drops around other dogs. She did start struggling at the end of the day with her loose lead around other dogs so this should be a big focus for her next few dayschool sessions.
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: Drop/ Down||Comment: For her first session we worked on Poppy's drops in the classroom around a small dog. At the start Poppy would focus a lot on the small dog and broke her drops twice to react to it. As the session progressed though she got a lot better and by the end would keep her focus basically fully on the trainer while in a drop, even with the other dog in an excitable state running around. Next time we'd like to continue exposing Poppy to energetic dogs and small dogs to continue working on her reactivity. At home continue pushing her drop skill with distractions so that she won't break around dogs.||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: For her second session we continued on her roll over skill. We managed to get her onto her back twice which is good progress though we haven't managed the full roll over again since the first time she did it. She did get distracted once some other dogs were in the room so we spent the latter part of the session in drop duration to work on her reactivity. Poppy did really well, especially with an excitable puppy in the room. One of the dogs in a crate even started barking a lot and poppy didn't bark or break her drop at all which was fantastic! Next time we'd look at working on her roll over only in an empty room as even the smallest distraction will work against her skill. Keep working on it every now and then at home or try and capture her doing it naturally (if she naturally rolls over mark with yes and make a big deal about it).||Focus: Foundation||C|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: For her last session we took Poppy outside with 2 other dogs to work on her loose lead and reactivity. Poppy struggled a lot at the start with this and would keep pulling towards the other dogs. It took a long time for her to settle into a nice walk and even then her engagement with the trainer was quite spotty. She also got distracted by the small dogs in the yard of the house and struggled to focus on her walking. This definitely needs some more work with her around other dogs to continue working on her reactivity. Next time we'd like to see Poppy more focused on the trainer and less interested in the other dogs. At home keep working on good engagement during walks - add in drops and spins to keep her focused.||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.