Poppy started off well today but did lose some focus and engagement near the end of the day.
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 her first session we worked on Poppy's loose lead skill outside for the higher distraction level. Poppy was very distracted and spent a lot of time with her nose in the grass or sniffing around the trees. It took a good 5 minutes to get her to start properly engaging with the trainer and walking better. Once she did settle down she did a lot better though would still occasionally pull on the lead. Next time we'd like see her less distracted and more focused on the trainer during her walk. At home focus on engagement in highly distracting environments to help with her focus.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: For her second session we worked a bit on her roll over skill again. She does still struggle to do this skill but we got her to the point of regularly rolling onto her side and starting to move that teensy but further. I think Poppy will be able to get this skill eventually, she is a smart girl and once it clicks for her what we want I think she will smash it. Next time we'd like to see her move that little bit further towards being on her back. At home encourage her to roll onto her side with a lure often and ask for that little bit more as she gets comfortable. If she naturally rolls onto her back or over use the "yes" marker and reward as we may be able to snapshot her doing it herself to help with the skill.||Focus: Foundation||C|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: For her last session we worked on a recent skill for Poppy - using tug to open the door of a crate. Poppy was really distracted and not very focused this session. This may have been because she had just done a photo session outside or because she was the last dog in the classroom and missed Cookie. We took it slow and just asked her to bite the hanky which she did a few times. Next time we'd like to see Poppy a bit more focused for this skill so we can continue working on chaining this skill with he rutting herself in her crate. At home continue work on this skill and having her interact with the tug.||Focus: Repetition||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.