Ruby was very excited but settled well in the stimulating environment. She LOVES attention so sneaked in a few cuddles too.
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: The training started the session with drop to encourage her to settle and relax around the other dogs. She wasn't reactive, just over stimulated. At first she required a lure to get into the drop but this was quickly faded into a verbal command as the session continued. We incorporated loose lead with her drops and by dropping her at random she was more engaged with the trainer. This would be good to practice on your walks (every third letterbox drop her). It help her take in the stimulating environment, settle and redirects her focus. Well done this session miss!||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: This session focused on sending to place on different objects. These included a mat, towel, rug and shell pool of water and ice. The trainer had to condition the pool of ice as she didn't want to get her tootsies wet! As soon as she realises she would get a treat she jumped right in! The trainer sent her to and from the pool and towel, teaching her to cool down in the water and then dry her paws. She has a very good understanding of place (anything I pointed to she knew she had to put all 4 paws on) but struggled with distractions (dogs) and distance. Overall really good work!||Focus: Repetition||B|
|Skill learnt: Spin||Comment: This skill isn't just a nifty trick to show off, it focuses on engagement and recalls! The dog is lured around, away from the handler, towards a possible distraction and then back to the handler where they are rewarded. It is essentially a mini recall. Due to Ruby being so food driven, she was a pro at this in no time! The trainer was able so include this skill in loose lead which was great for redirecting her focus!||Focus: Foundation||B|
|Skill learnt: Crate Training||Comment: Between sessions Ruby was relaxing and socialising within the crate.||Focus: Duration||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.