Roddy did really well today, working outside seemed to help him lots!
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: Drop/ Down||Comment: For his first session today we decided to work outside where he seems calmer. This seemed to help Roddy focus on the trainer and task instead of his environment, as the classroom can be very distracting for him. We practiced some emergency drops as well as drops with distractions (trainer and ball). We would ask for a drop and keep walking and then double back, step over him, run around him and then release him for some cuddles and treats! He did so well with this, the only time he broke position was when the work van drove past and he lost focus. Keep working on his drops as he did so well and is definitely ready for some higher distractions.||Focus: Distraction||A|
|Skill learnt: Paws Up (on object)||Comment: For his second session today Roddy worked on his paws up in the classroom while another dog was training. He was very hesitant at first but he slowly came more and more out of his shell. He would do paws up even though he was quite nervous but he would do it very slowly. As the session progressed though you could tell he was becoming more comfortable. It’s important to push them in environments they’re unsure of but you have to make sure not to overwhelm them. He did well and received so many cuddles from all the trainers once he finished.||Focus: Confidence||C+|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: Roddy’s last session today focused on his loose lead walking outside and around the kennels. He does much better outside but he struggled a little bit with his engagement so we worked on rewarding him for that. He did well walking around the kennels and showed some good engagement, he stopped taking treats so we switched to verbal praise and cuddles which he responds well to.||Focus: Distraction||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.
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