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: Poppy showed very poor loose lead manners when walking from the kennel and did bark towards a lot of the kennel dogs. Because of this we started off with her loose lead skill outside among dog distractions. It took a good 5 minutes of loose lead walking until Poppy started engaging more with the trainer and not pulling off towards dogs. Once she started focusing better we did regularly ask for drops, especially if she was looking towards the kennels/dogs. Poppy is quite good into her drops of the trainer stops but is a bit slow if the trainer continued walking. Her loose lead was quite good by the end but needs more work around dogs at Dayschool to help with her reactivity. Next time we'd like to see Poppy less reactive and more engaged with the trainer during her walks. At home practice drops often while walking so that she can be in a controlled position to work on reactivity. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: For her second session we continued work on Poppy's roll over skill. While she still struggles with this skill she didn't take as long today to start going fully on her side. She just seems to panic when trying to lure her over that little bit more. Continue encouraging this skill at home and use very high value treats. If she even lifts herself the tiniest bit onto her back make it a big jackpot reward. Also keep an ueye on her at home and if she ever naturally rolls onto her back, mark it and reward to help her understand it is a reward able behaviour. Next time we would like to see Poppy move her legs up a little to move onto her back - every small step towards this goal from her side is a big achievement! Focus: Repetition C
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: For her last session we continued work on her roll over skill. The idea was to give her 5 minutes and if she got too frustrated we would change to something easier for her. However, Poppy did so well this session with her roll over! We did move from the mat to the floor so that she had a bit more momentum. After the first go of using the trainer to help launch off for the roll-over she managed to do it! She got a massive jackpot and lots of cuddles and even managed to do it 2 more times during the session. So proud of this girl for smashing out what was a Mt Everest skill for her. Next time we'd like to have a few more repetitions so that she really understands the skill. At home keep trying for the skill and even move your body so that she has something to push off of if needed. Focus: Repetition B

We recommend your next step should be…

Continue Dayschools

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.


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