Roddy loved going over to the Pony Club today - he did well with his place skill but didn't want to go into drop on the wet grass! He ate treats throughout the session except for at the end when he was a bit distracted by other dogs.
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: To make up for the missed Windamere trip we took Roddy next door to the Pony Club oval with another dog to work on his loose lead and drop skills. Roddy did pretty good with loose lead but struggled a bit with his drops on the wet ground. He needed a firm hand signal to go into them and often needed reminding. Practicing this skill in different weather will help proof it so that he knows he needs to drop no matter what. He was a little distracted by the other dog and would disengage with the trainer when walking past so this level of distraction would be good to continue with in his Dayschool sessions.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For his second session we utilised the jumps on the Pony Club grounds to work on his place skill. Roddy smashed this! He stayed on place with the other dog nearby, with the trainer running around and with his ball being bounced past. We also did a few jumps to help build his confidence which he smashed out too. Awesome work from little Roddy today!||Focus: Distraction||A|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: For his final session we started with the intro to heel. Roddy did struggle with his engagement this session so after working on it for a few minutes we went back to some loose lead outside to build his focus back up. He was a bit more distracted than earlier in the day but still did well. Heel is a good way to help build his engagement and take his focus off other dogs when he is out and about.||Focus: Back to Basics||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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