Sampson was amazing today, his engagement was great and so was his skill progress.
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: Trick Training||Comment: For Sampson’s first session today we worked on improving his duration in a sit pretty position. We tried doing it standing infeont of him but he seemed a bit wobbly. To help with this we would get him in a sit position and then stand behind him. This allowed us to lure him up in a sit pretty and he could balance better knowing there was support behind him. He often leaned into our legs but would straighten himself up after a couple seconds. He is still a bit wobbly and used our hand to help balance himself when taking treats. He is doing well, it’s all about him finding confidence in his balance!||Focus: Duration||B|
|Skill learnt: Recall||Comment: For his first session today Sampson worked on his recalls outside. We used a long line and practiced on the oh so distracting grassed areas. He did so well, he would only get distracted if we threw a treat away from us. We did this so he would have to go find it, regardless of if he found it or not we would call his name, say “come,” mark when he is on his way to us and reward when he sat in front of us. He had a few moments where he got distracted but we had him on lead so could pull him towards us! This teaches him that he can’t get away with not coming to us! Keep working on this in new environments, on lead!||Focus: Distraction||A|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: For his last session today we worked more on his wedding preparation. We worked outside by the front fountain to work with distractions. We lined the chairs up and practiced his loose lead, drops and sitting up and down the aisle. To start with he was quite mesmerised by the fountain but we were able to work through that get him focused. We had people loading dogs into a van as well and he did so well to ignore them. He had one moment when a dog started barking but we got him into a drop and he regained focus! Go Sampson, he did so well outside, we will have to start making it harder for him.||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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