Ruby is a very smart girl with some great foundations. While she gets distracted easily her focus on the trainer was excellent today!
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 her first session we worked on Ruby's place skill as she was very excitable and distracted. Ruby has good foundations of the place skill and can be sent to place from a distance and from a drop. She can get easily distracted though (especially by other dogs) and struggles with duration. Our focus today was to get Ruby to settle and not react to the other dogs while on place. After some time working on this skill she would often go into a drop on the bed which is good progress towards relaxing but she does have a way to go. She would still struggle with duration by the end of it so her duration needs a lot of work still. Next time we'd like to see her increase her duration and settle on place with other dogs around. At home, practice her place skill often, especially when she gets excitable and have her hold it for longer periods of time before releasing her.||Focus: Duration||B|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: For her second session we worked on ruby's loose lead in the classroom. She had fantastic engagement and spent most of the time trotting along next to the trainer. Next time we'd like to add some distractions for her (particularly other dogs being around) to really help he rimprove this skill. At home, practice her loose lead whenever walking and reward her for calm behaviour and engagement with you.||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For her last session we did red light/green light with Ruby's drops (getting her razzed up and then asking for a drop while she is in an excitable state). This will help her to maintain a solid drop during greetings and help with some of her reactivity. She was really good at this, she ran around chasing the trainer but would go straight into drops when asked. She did struggle a little with duration and would sometimes get up without being asked to. Next time we'd like to see her hold her drops a bit longer - at home make sure if she does get up prematurely that she is put right back into the drop.||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.