Teddy was a bit off his game today and was quite unsettled in the classroom environment. We kept things simple for him and he did try hard which was good to see.
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: For his first session we kept things simple with a place duration as Teddy was very unfocused and wasn't engaging with the trainer much beyond eating treats. He did step off place a few times himself which is usual for him so we did not push any distractions. Next time we hope to see a more engaged Teddy so that we can work on different skills for him. Keep using place at home for anytime he seems nervous or unsettled so that he learns to relax on it.||Focus: Duration||B|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: For his second session, as Teddy was still a bit unfocused, we worked on loose lead around the classroom with Tycho as another dog distraction. Teddy was okay at the start but would spend a lot of time looking around and had little engagement with the trainer. He only started taking treats partway through the session but did seem to settle down over time (though not back to his usual self). Next time we'd like to see him a bit more focused so that we can continue conditioning him to other dogs being around while walking. Keep up the awesome work at home with his walks.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: In his last session we worked on Teddy's paws up skill. He did start following lures a little this session but often would only tentatively put one foot up on the object. With the help of his favourite trainer Sinead we were able to get him to put two feet up on the object a few times (he did try to do just one foot with her at the start) which was good progress from the start of the day when he wouldn't interact with the object at all. Next time, with some more engagement and confidence, we'd like to see him use paws up to transition into his skateboard skill again. At home continue using paws up as a fun skill for him.||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.