Teddy started off well with some good engagement but this seemed to wane as the day progressed. Try different motivators for him at home - is there a particular food he really loves? Try some dog-safe human foods aswell! This may help with his engagement when practicing his skills.
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 his first session we worked on loose lead outside. Even with the windy conditions and another dog present Teddy did well with his loose lead and only looked towards the other dog. His engagement was good at the start but as the session went on he did become more distracted. He was able to be lured into a sit while walking but struggled each time with his drop skill. Practice working on his sit and drop skills outside and while walking so that he is better prepared in outside conditions.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For his second session we had Teddy in a drop duration while doing grooming as the trainer had notices some prickles in his fur. Over the 15 minute session we were able to remove a lot of prickles (and 2 grass seeds) from around his legs and feet. With him having got out this morning you may need to check over the rest of his fur for any more. His fur definitely picks up this stuff easily and each time he is outside he needs a thorough check through his fur. He was very well behaved throughout the grooming session - he didn't break his drop and tolerated the comb very well, only occasionally swinging his head around.||Focus: Duration||A|
|Skill learnt: Recall||Comment: For his last session we worked on recall with Teddy in the carpark with a long line. Teddy struggled quite a bit with this - when asked to come from a drop he wouldn't get up until he felt slight pressure on the lead and when he did recall he was very slow and wouldn't always come directly to the trainer. Practice his recalls with a high motivator (is there a food he really loves?) In a low distraction environment - either in the house or backyard. Use a long line so that you can bring him to you if he doesn't recall properly and make sure he is rewarded every time he returns to you. Practising engagement games before starting recall training may help with his focus.||Focus: Back to Basics||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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