Shelby performed very well today, she showed great engagement and is continuing to progress with all of her skills. Keep up the great work at home.
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: In her first session, Shelby focused on further developing her skill loose lead while outside under distractions. We focused on this skill to build her engagement. Shelby performed well, she began this session much calmer than last week and redirected her focus quickly. She can become distracted easily when distractions increase (dogs bark or people walking past) but redirect her focus quickly. In this session, the trainer focused heavily on rewarding her for engagement (eye contact), rewarding this behaviour shows her this is a desired and more beneficial behaviour.||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: In her second session, Shelby focused on further developing her skill drop with duration under distractions. The trainers have noticed when Shelby is excited she struggles to hold her drop without crawling forward, this session was focused on reducing this behaviour. Shelby responds well to the verbal cue drop, she did initially break drop several times when the trainer approached her. However, with some guidance, she began to maintain her drop well despite the trainer's distractions. When at home we would recommend continuing to discourage the crawling when she is in drop, as it is a stationary skill.||Focus: Obedience||B|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: In her final session, Shelby focused on further developing her skill never-ending hanky in the classroom. We focused on this skill to challenge her with shaping and developing her problem-solving skills. Shelby performed well, she interacted with the hanky quickly touching it with her nose. Without prompt from the trainer, she began to gab the hanky and pull. After several repetitions, she began to pull the whole hanky out of the trainer's hands. She completed several repetitions of this desired behaviour.||Focus: Foundation||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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