She did really well today, we worked in the play pen again for all sessions but we didn’t lock as many dogs away!
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: The first session we focused on some place training. Sarai did bark a couple times at the dog a few kennels back but as soon as she saw we had a tug toy she focused on the trainer. Throughout the rest of her training she didn’t seem bothered by the other dogs. She was cheeky a couple times with her place skill but having her on lead allowed us to quickly step in and send her back to place. She did well this session, she seemed more vocal when on place than any other skill…Between sessions we let her have some free time, sniffing, digging etc.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: This session we focused more on her drops, using the tug as reward but also practicing her “out” (the sequence was, “out”, “drop” and “get it”). Sarai held her drops pretty well, the trainer was able to create some distance while she held position. Next time we might make it more challenging and start running around while she holds the drop. Again, she wasn’t bothered by the other dogs, even when the other GSD was barking like mad. Good job Sarai!||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Play||Comment: This session focused more on her impulse control, using place and drop. The trainer would flirt the toy near her while she held position, then say “get it” and throw the toy. We noticed that if we went to throw the toy without saying “get it” she would break position. We want her to be able to hold the position no matter what the tug toy is doing. This is built up through practice, flirting with the toy slowly and building up the speed as she improves. Sarai did really well today, although did show some reluctance when the trainer went to reattach some equipment, getting a bit mouthy (she knew the play was over). She did so well, hopefully we can do the play pen again with you and Sarai during the next private with some more dogs out as well!||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.
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