Teddy did well in most of his sessions today however he did struggle with his drops.
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 Teddys first session we worked on his loose lead skill incorporating drops. This skill is important to allow nice walking without any pulling or zigzagging. Teddy started off by being distracted and not showing much engagement. To help improve his engagement the trainer started to incorporate drops and frequent turns. Whenever teddy made eye contact with the trainer he was rewarded and if he started to pull the trainer would tell him ‘uh uh’ and turn away from the distraction. Teddy really struggled with his drops during this session as he wasn’t dropping when asked. If he didn’t drop when asked he was told ‘uh uh’ and put into his drop. After a few repetitions of him not dropping when asked the trainer started to use sit instead as he would sit when asked. The next step for Teddy will be to continue working on his loose lead walking outside focusing on improving his engagement.||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For Teddys second session we worked his drop skill, incorporating door manners as his impulse control. This is good as it allows Teddy to remain stationary while you open any doors. Teddy started off well and remained in his drop while doors were open however when we got to a door near the kennels, he started to break his drop before being released. Therefore, we worked on his door manners around this door until he improved. To begin with Teddy was asked to drop and was rewarded while the trainer opened the door slightly. Every-time the trainer opened the door a-bit more he was rewarded. Once the door was open the trainer then waited roughly a minute until he was released. Teddy did well on opening the door by the end of the session however it was remaining in his drop once the door was open that he struggled with. Therefore, the next step for Teddy will be to continue working on his drop while the door is fully open.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Recall||Comment: For Teddys last session we worked on his Recall. This is an important skill as it allows Teddy to be called back when needed. Teddy did well throughout this session however he doesn’t show engagement at times. To get Teddys attention the trainer would jingle the lead and make sounds. While this worked majority of the time, if a dog or person was walking past Teddys attention took a lot of effort to get back. The biggest engagement tool for Teddy was to play with him once released from a sit (after recalled). This increased the excitement of the trainer and therefore Teddy was more willing to engage with her. While Teddy did do some good recalls, he wouldn’t be in a rush to get tot the trainer, instead he would slowly walk. Thew next step for Teddy will be to continue working on his recall, trying to improve the speed at which he does recall.||Focus: Repetition||C+|
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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