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: For Squid’s first session the trainer worked on place with distraction. Squid was very nervous today and even the kennel staff mentioned that he seemed a bit odd today. He really struggled to stay on place and had to be redirected a number of times. He was jumpy and reactive to the dogs around him also. Squid was also not taking treats but responded to verbal praise and an ear rub! Towards the end of the session he started to settle and the trainer placed him on place while the trainer trained other dogs. This was to help him settle while exposed to the distractions around him. He broke a few times but again was redirected back to place. This is a skill that Squid’s owners can practice at home. Once he starts to nail his place with low distraction then increase the distraction. Start in the backyard and progress to the front yard once he is handling the distractions and staying on place. Focus: Distraction C+
Skill learnt: Paws Up (on object) Comment: Paws up was the focus for Squid’s second session. The trainer decided to do this to help build Squid’s confidence and help to settle him. As he builds this skill more it will be great to then get him to put paws up on just about anything. Again Squid struggled with distraction but did progress to a wobbly object. Like place this is another skill that Squid’s owners can work on with him to help build engagement and confidence. The trainer would like to work more on this next time and enable Squid to paws up on different objects. Focus: Repetition C
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: Squid’s final session was loose lead walking. In the classroom Squid managed a lot better and responded well despite the distraction of other dogs being trained. The trainer took him outside towards the end of the session and Squid did not respond as well here. The trainer just worked in a small area and continued change direction every time Squid pulled on the lead. As the training progressed Squid did improved but he certainly needs a revision of the basics. Squid’s owners can continue this at home with more treats. (please let us know what he likes as he refused our treats.) Remember to keep distractions low and lots of treats. Slowly build on each step. The trainer would like to continue to work on this with Squid in day schools, exposing him to more distractions in a controlled environment. Focus: Repetition B

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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