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: This session was focused on further developing Tilly’s skill ‘loose lead’ while outside with high distractions. Challenging Tilly with remaining engaged while in a high distracting environment helps proof both her engagement and loose lead. Tilly was initially distracted and struggled to engage with her trainer. The trainer began to incorporate drops while walking, this helped Tilly redirect her focus. Once engaged Tilly performed well, however she can lose engagement and struggle when people walk past. Next time the trainer would like to see Tilly show more engagement with her trainer and remain focused when distractions (people) are presented. Loose lead is a great skill to practise at home, walking up and down your hallway or backyard. Focus: Foundation C-
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: This session was focused on further developing Tilly's skill 'drop' with greetings while in the classroom environment. Encouraging Tilly to remain in drop while practising greetings helps build her impulse control surrounding these situations. Tilly broke on the first and second repetitions when the trainer approached or used a high pitched, excited voice. With some guidance, she quickly began to remain in drop despite how the trainer approached. Next time the trainer would like to see Tilly not break drop on the first few repetitions. This is a great skill to practise at home, have fun and be creative with how you approach her whilst still being safe. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: The third session was focused on further developing Tilly's skill 'place' within a high distracting environment (four dogs training in the classroom). Challenging Tilly with high distractions on place proofs her skill as well as continues to build her impulse control. Tilly performed very well, she did not break place despite the distractions of balls, toys and food being thrown and bounced around in front of her, as well as multiple dogs being in the classroom. At one stage another dog began to bark, Tilly showed no interest or reaction towards the other dog. Continuing to challenge Tilly with place at home will help her progress grow, use a variety of different, unusual, and fun distractions. Focus: Distance B

We recommend your next step should be…

Continue Dayschools

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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