Stevie did well today, she was a little nervous in the classroom but was taking treats and performing her skills well!
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: Drop/ Down||Comment: For Stevie’s first session today we worked on her drop skill. She wasn’t following a lure using the normal method (straight down between her front legs) so we had to lure her under our leg. This makes her crawl through and end up in the drop/lay down position. Stevie was happy to follow the lure under the trainers leg and did it multiple times. Eventually we could lure her down without our leg and just place our hand on her shoulders. This helped her get into position! She did well with this, keep working on her drops!||Focus: Foundation||C+|
|Skill learnt: Paws Up (on object)||Comment: Her second session today was all about paws up! This is a great skill because it helps them with their confidence. We used a plastic pod and used a yummy treat to lure her onto it. She struggled a little with this and only placed one foot on the pod but this is still progress! Keep working on luring her onto any object as it’s great for their balance and confidence.||Focus: Foundation||B|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: Stevie’s last session was focused on her loose lead skill in the cattery. This environment is nice and quiet but also offers plenty of distractions (smells and cats). We simply walked around the cattery, any time she pulled ahead we changed direction while saying “this way” to encourage her to follow us. Stevie struggled a bit at the start but by the end of the session she was staying by our side. We also practiced her sits every now and then to keep her focused. Keep working on her loose lead skill because she showed great progress.||Focus: Distraction||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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