Rocky also improved in his training today from yesterday. He has a good understanding of the basics so the next step is to work on his duration and distraction levels of his 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: Place Training||Comment: For his first session we worked on Rocky's place skill in the classroom around other dogs. He is very good at going onto place though struggled at the start of the session to stay on place. Throughout the session we were able to get him to the point of staying on place with the trainer jogging away from him which is good improvement. Next time we'd like to push his skill further with more distractions - fast movement and toys. At home use light movement with Rocky on place to help build his skill.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For his second session we continued working on Rocky's drop skill. Rocky did much better today than yesterday - he followed the lure well into drops and is less likely to wait in the "bow" position. We were able to get a good number of repetitions in and were able to start labelling the skill ("drop") due to his high rate of success following a lure. Next time we'd like to work on his duration and having him stay in drop until released. At home practice luring him into drops and start using the cue "drop" if he is going into them reliably.||Focus: Repetition||B|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: For his last session we worked on Rocky's loose lead skill outside. Rocky did well until he saw a stranger and then he was very distracted and pulled a lot on the lead. We had to move from the grassy area back to the pavement where there were less distractions to be able to get him to focus properly again. Next time we'd like to work on having him do loose lead around people so that he isn't as distracted by them. At home work on engagement during loose lead so that we can re-capture his focus when needed.||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.