Rolo did really well today! I am really impressed with the progress he has made with the muzzle - keep it up at home!
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: For his first session we worked on Rolo's loose lead outside. On the paved area Rolo was very good and had good engagement. He did struggle a bit at the start on the grassy area - he lacked engagement and had his nose to the ground constantly. After about 5 mins out on the grass he did start to settle and focused enough to do drops and spins while walking. He did get distracted by staff walking by so continuing to work on drops and greetings would be a good focus for him. Next time we'd like to see Rolo less distracted on the grassy area so that we can start working on his loose lead outside around other dogs. At home practice walking outside in the yard and work on his engagement level - reward him for focusing on you and "checking in" during walks.||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Muzzle Conditioning||Comment: For his second session we continued work on Rolo's muzzle skill. We can certainly see the effort that has been put in at home with this! Rolo was so much better with it today than a week ago - he put his nose into it everytime he was asked and we were able to work on duration (about 4 secs) with him keeping his nose in. A few times we were able to do this without him even fidgeting which is great progress! Next time we'd like to start getting him conditioned to the straps being on his head as this will be the next step for him. Keep up the awesome work at home and work on duration with his nose in the muzzle (make him wait a few seconds before you say yes to build duration).||Focus: Duration||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For his last session we worked on Rolo's drops outside. We started off with red light/green light but after a few minutes he lost interest in the toy. However, as there were 2 other dogs outside we worked on drops around dogs. Rolo did struggle quite a bit with his drops today - he either wouldn't listen or was very slow. Once in a drop he wasn't too bad though and didn't react to the other dogs besides just looking. (We did find out after that one of the other dogs may have just come into heat which may be why he was more distracted than usual!). Next time we'd like to see Rolo perform better outside as we know he can do better. At home practice his drops often in the yard to help him with outside distractions.||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.