Rosie did fantastic with her skills today! Her loose lead just needs a bit of tightening up for outside areas but her manners were quite good throughout the day.
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 her first session we worked on Rosie's loose lead skill outside. She walked really nicely on the pavement but would get frequently distracted while walking on the grass. During the session she did improve and gave some more focus to the trainer but would still sometimes stop suddenly to sniff the grass or would pull on the lead if she saw another person. She did drop well during the walk though and we used that to help condition her to people walking by. Next time we'd like to have her work on her loose lead around other people as they are a big distraction for her. At home work on getting good engagement from Rosie (lots of rewards for "checking in" with you) so that she can stay focused during walks.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Targeting (touch)||Comment: For her second session we continued on Rosie's touch/target skill using a wooden spoon. Rosie was very engaged with the spoon this session and was able to target onto it from different positions and heights. We started labelling it as "touch" for her to help condition the word to the skill. Next time we'd like to take this to the next stage and have her target smaller objects with her nose. At home use a wooden spoon or another easy item and use the word "touch" before she does it to help build the skill.||Focus: Repetition||A|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For her last session we worked on red light/green light drops (getting Rosie into a highly excitable state through play and then asking for a drop). She did really well at this and dropped everytime she was asked, even in mid run chasing the trainer. Next time we'd like to have Rosie in drops around other people and dogs to help with her jumping behaviour. Having her able to drop in an excitable state is a great step towards eliminating her jumping. At home practice having her in drops often and use movement and distance to build her skill.||Focus: Distraction||A|
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.