Scout had a good day, however, he did get a bit tired towards the end. He has progressed well.
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: Scout’s first session was a refresh of his yes marker. The classroom was quite busy today with other dogs training, so he was quite distracted. Hence why it was important to make sure he was ready to go with his yes marker. The trainer then did place training with Scout. Again because the classroom was busy, Scout was bouncing off of place pretty much straight away, but as the session progressed he did well to resist those distractions. He was keen to keep watching what was going on around him but he still did what he had to do, which was fantastic. As he was working well the distractions the trainer started to work on his send to place. This is where he can be on the other side of the room and the trainer can say place and Scout will go to place. Scout did well with this and the trainer was slowly increasing the distance. You can practice this at home with low distractions. As Scout gets better with this the trainer will work on adding distractions while Scout goes to the place not just while he is on place||Focus: Distraction||D+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: Scout’s second session was drop. He did struggle with this today and the trainer had a break with him mid session. After that Scout did a little better and was holding his position better. The trainer kept the distractions as low as possible because Scout was struggling. (although the classroom was quite busy regardless) By the end of the session Scout was holding position for longer and getting in position quicker. Next time the trainer may do this session first so that Scout doesn’t need to crash halfway through!||Focus: Repetition||D+|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: Scout's final session was loose lead walking, this is to help him learn how to walk well on a lead to make walks enjoyable for all involved. Scout did well being lured with food and progressed well. Practice this at home with food inside the house with low distractions and change direction when he pulls. Next time the trainer would like to see Scout be able to do the walking without as much food luring||Focus: Repetition||D|
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.