Summer had a great day today! She is such a sweet and happy girl!
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: Middle Position||Comment: First session Summer worked on her middles. Today we worked on standing at different angles and asking for the skill. This helps strengthen the skill. Initially Summer was a bit reluctant to go into middles so we went back to basics using treats to help get into position, after a few repetitions we no longer needed the lure and she was responding to the verbal. The different angles were a bit of a challenge for her but she is showing good progress.||Focus: Distance||C+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: Summers second session we worked on her drops. Todays focus was repetition and emergency drops (her dropping while we begin moving away). Initially Summer needed a hand signal to get into position but after a few quick repetitions she responded well to the verbal cue only. When working on the emergency drops Summer liked to keep walking with us as we stepped away, we worked on just taking 1-2 steps away at a time, this can be gradually built up over time.||Focus: Obedience||C+|
|Skill learnt: Obstacle Course (Confidence Building)||Comment: Final session Summer went through the confidence course. She happily goes through the first obstacles but still shows a lot of hesitation around the wobble bridge. She put one paw on it today and then didn’t want to go over it. We tried lots of encouragement but she showed lots of clear avoidance to the object. We started to go around the other way and work with the A frame and tyre obstacles, Summer went over the A frame a couple of times but still was hesitant. At home use different objects to build her confidence up about going over them where she feels more comfortable in her home.||Focus: Confidence||X|
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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