Rocky has made some progress on his basic obedience skills but needs some more work before we can start pushing him.
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: Rocky was more behaved than Archie coming out from the kennels. We worked on his loose lead outside on the grassy area. He was quite distracted for the first 5 minutes and gave little to no engagement. After walking for a while he did start to "check in" with the trainer (though rarely) and started listening a bit better. Once he started focusing his loose lead did improve though he would often get distracted by the dogs barking in the kennels while walking. Next time we'd like to see more focus and engagement from Rocky so that we can start having him walk nicely around dog distractions. Again, focus on engagement from Rocky during walks in familiar environments to prepare him for distractions.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For his second session we worked on teaching Rocky to drop as he also showed no knowledge and it is a great safety skill to have. Rocky was more interested in treats and so was able to follow the lure better. He did bow a number of times but after continual patience and encouragement he was able to drop fully by following the lure (check out our video in our instagram story!). As this skill is still new to him he will need a lot of work on it before it can start being used with distractions. At home follow the same process as in our insta video to continue teaching Rocky to drop.||Focus: Foundation||C|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For his last session we worked on Rocky's place skill. Rocky also followed the lure onto the bed quite readily but also struggled to stay on. We worked on his duration and having the trainer able to take a few steps away. Rocky was able to settle on the bed much quicker than Archie which is really good as it helps to improve duration passively. Next time we'd like to push his skill further with distractions - at home work on the basics of luring him on, waiting for a short time and then luring him off with his release word.||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.