"Sonny"

                   

2021-04-15

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 we worked on Sonny's loose lead skill outside. Sonny has a beautiful loose lead and gave great focus to the trainer throughout the session ("checking in" every 5 seconds). He followed well doing both inside and outside turns without getting in the trainers way even once. He also followed a lure for spins while walking without any issues. Overall a really impressive walk from Sonny today! Next time we'd like to have him do his loose lead outside with other dogs present to test his skill further. Keep up the great work at home, he is doing so well! Focus: Distraction A
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: For his second session we continued work on Sonny's basics skills with his place skill. The first time we threw some soft balls past while he was on place - he did take a step off but then was fine with balls after that. To push his skill a hit further we used toy and food obstacles for him to navigate past. The first time he did try to eat the food but after that was great at avoiding all the items on the ground (to the point that he would circle around them to get to place). Next time we'd like to increase the distraction and work on having Sonny go to place on different objects as he is so smart! At home use moderate levels of distraction for him on place and continue work on sending him to place from increasing distances. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: For his last session we had a bit of fun by doing red light/green light drops with a toy. This involved getting Sonny in a highly excitable state with play and then asking for a drop. Sonny did really well at this, he only missed one drop (he sat instead) and listened really well to the trainer. He also let go of the toy right away each time he was asked to drop which is really good. Next time we'd like to continue pushing his drops and making sure his emergency drops are bomb proof. At home use play alongside obedience skills to help proof them. Focus: Distraction A

We recommend your next step should be…

Continue Dayschools

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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