Poppy was super excited to be back at Dayschool! She did take some time to settle down back into the classroom but did some amazing progress on her skills.
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: As Poppy was very excitable we worked to lower her energy levels with loose lead outside. She did get quite distracted by the kennel dogs and took a while to listen to the trainer. After several minutes of walking she did start to focus better and we did random drops while walking to keep her engaged. She did struggle a little to go into a drop if there were people or dogs walking past her. Next time we'd like to see her less reactive to people and dogs with a better focus on the trainer. At home keep working on her engagement when walking in familiar environments with lots of rewards.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: Poppy was fantastic at her passive place. Having the session to calm down really improved her focus between her first and second sessions.||Focus: Duration||A|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For her second session we worked on poppy's drops in the classroom with other dogs as a distraction. She did really well at this and didn't break for any food or toys. The only time she broke was when a puppy was walked past but she only got up and wasn't highly reactive. Next time we'd like to really push her with people and really unusual distractions that she wouldn't normally be exposed to. At home keep practicing her drops with lots of distractions.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: For her third session we did try to do the requested skill of bringing toys back but poppy wouldn't go after the toys and showed no interest in them once they had been thrown. So we worked instead on her hold skill with a twist - teaching her to play with poker cards! She got really excited over doing trick training and was very energetic when interacting with the cards. She pulled them out of the trainers hands right away though did struggle to understand holding them. Next time we'd like to continue with her hold skill with better duration so that she actually holds instead of quick grabs. This is a fun one to continue with her at home as she does love her trick training!||Focus: Repetition||B|
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.