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 Squid’s first session the trainer worked on loose lead walking straight from the kennel. Squid has been a big puller on the lead in the past. And he started this way, however he settled very quickly in the aisle of the kennels. The trainer took him to the classroom and progressed with figure 8 with Squid. He did really well. Next time it will be great to further work on this outside. (When the rain stops!) Focus: Repetition C+
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: Red Light Green Light was the second session for Squid. This helps him learn to settle after being revved up. The trainer used squeaky toys to have fun with Squid and then sent him to place. As soon as he was in place the trainer released him and the game began again. Squid enjoyed this game and towards the end of the session he was running to place as soon as he was told. Next time the trainer would like to increase the distance that Squid runs to place. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: Drop was the focus for Squid’s final session. A dog like Squid needs a solid drop skill so when he gets to excited or in an emergency he will go into drop as soon as told to. He has a good grasp of drop but the trainer found he couldn’t hold the position when distracted. At one point he was even jumping! The trainer worked with Squid to help him learn to hold the position until released. Towards the end of the session there was the distraction of another person nearby and Squid did not want to hold position. Next time the trainer would like to see Squid hold his drops for a longer duration and without jumping. Focus: Duration D

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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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