Stella was a superstar today!! She did so well and had good engagement!
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: Stella began her day practicing her ‘place’ skill, specifically sending to and from as that is where she struggles. Stella has good understanding of this skill and the duration aspect of it, but struggles to go to place from greater distances. The trainer focused on slowly increasing the distance, and Stella did good! At first the trainer was not able to send her to place from more than half a metre, by the end of the session she was able to hop on place from approximately 2 metres!! Go Stella!! She would sometimes look back at the trainer confused, but the trainer would continue to point and if need be, used her non-reward marker “ah ah” and she would go the rest of the way. Keep up the great work!||Focus: Distance||B|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: Next up, Stella practiced her ‘loose lead’ walking outside with a dog distraction. She did really well and was not bothered by the other dog at all! She would often walk a bit slower behind the trainer, but if the trainer used a treat lure she would walk beautifully! If she is struggling to keep engagement at home and walks a bit slower, use the lure and reward her more frequently so she maintains her focus onto you! Do not be afraid to go back to basics!||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: To finish off, Stella worked on her ‘drop’ skill. The trainer focused on her duration today with low level distractions; slowly walking away from her and walking in a full circle around her. At first she struggled and would break, but with the use of her non-reward marker “ah ah”, she would go back into a drop. By the end of the session the trainer was able to walk a full circle, a full lead length away without Stella batting an eye, which is great!! We want to slowly increase these distractions for Stella and test her more in future sessions! Keep up the awesome work!!||Focus: Duration||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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