Thor does quite well during his day school sessions. I've been trying hard to find new ways to test his skills and work on his target areas. Today he did lack some focus to begin with, however after he switched on he was his usual attentive self.
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 Thors first session, we did place training however, this time we did this outdoors in sight of our outdoor dog runs. This seemed to really test Thor and he did fail to complete the skill a number of times while watching the dogs run around. After a few corrections, Thor switched back on and completed the skill from then on. Next time I would like to see Thor focus quicker and be able to complete the skill under a but more pressure. You can work on this skill at home and increase his impulse control by moving his place into different locations around home to keep distractions different.||Focus: Desensitisation||C-|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For Thors second session we worked on drops with duration. Thor needs to build on his impulse control which this skill will be very beneficial for. Thor did well during this session and still completes his drops like he did when he was with is for his Board and Train. Thor held duration through a number of distractions including other dogs, toys and humans. Thor constantly proves that he can perform tasks under pressure with the right motivation and communication. Working on his drops at home may not seem beneficial but it makes a huge difference in the long run. Try to work on these as it is a such a beneficial skill.||Focus: Duration||B|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: For Thors final session we worked on his loose leash skill in the kennels. We know Thor struggles at home with dog reactivity so we wanted to work around a vast collection of other dogs with varying reactions. Thor did a wonderful job during this session and didn't react to a single dog during this session. Completing every skill that was asked of him. Next time I will be taking Thor through to the outdoor pathways around the kennels to further build Thors confidence around other dogs. I would highly suggest loading Thors marker at home to help you with his reactivity. He is highly food motivated and when he appears to be paying attention to another dog, is easily distracted by food lure. He did a wonderful job during this session.||Focus: Desensitisation||A+|
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.