Sampson did great today! He showed awesome engagement with the trainer and nailed his skills!
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 today we worked on his loose lead skill in a high distracting environment. This meant we walked all around the outdoor kennel runs where he could see dogs running around and they are quite loud. To start with he would pull off in-front of the trainer but after lots of direction changes he eventually showed great engagement and was able to walk the full distance of the building without pulling. He did really well and was even able to do a few drops in front of dogs that were continually barking at him, he kept his eyes on the trainer the entire time he was in a drop. He just needs practice in all the different environments but he is showing great progress.||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For his second session today we worked in the kennels again. We got him to practice his drops inside the kennels and outside near the runs. We were even able to practice some emergency drops! We had to have a very loud and clear voice to make sure he could hear us properly. He absolutely smashed his drops today in this environment. To push him a bit further we were able to get him into a drop and walk to the end of the lead and do a funny dance, he didn’t break position once! To push him further at home, just keep practicing in different places with all sorts of distractions. Places like the park, outside of shopping centres or the beach would be a great place to practice!||Focus: Distraction||A|
|Skill learnt: Recall||Comment: For his last session today we worked on his recalls ending in a middle position. To do this we distracted him by throwing some treats, quickly walking to the end of the lead and then saying “Sampson, middles”. He absolutely smashed this skill and was super focused on the trainer. The only time he wasn’t focused on the trainer was when the trainer purposefully distracted him. He would run straight in between the trainers legs, sit and wait to be released. This skill just needs practice with all sorts of distractions in different places just like his other skills! Proofing is definitely the next stage for his skills!||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.
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