TJ had a great day today! He is showing progress with his drop and loose lead.
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."
|We focused on
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down
|Comment: First session TJ worked on his drop. TJ is still struggling to respond from just a verbal cue alone but will follow a treat lure from a stand position and go into a drop and can hold his duration for a couple of seconds. This session we focused on repetition and starting to fade out the treat lure to just our hand as guidance. TJ can be cheeky when he realises there is no treat but was beginning to just follow the hand movement. At home continue practising this to help him understand the skill better.
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down
|Comment: As TJ was starting to show some better understanding of his drops while fading out the lure his trainer decided for his second session we would focus on his drop skill while he was still engaging. TJ can still get distracted when others come in the room but was beginning to understand the hand signal over the treat lure, he can be a bit cheeky and mouth at the trainers hand while going into the drop. As he does have some understanding of this skill when asking for it if he doesn’t drop tell him uh uh and guide him into the position. Consistency is key at the moment keep working on small drop sessions at home to really help build his understanding and work with low distractions for the time being.
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)
|Comment: TJs final session we worked on his loose lead. Today we worked outside the class on the pavement. To start with he was quite distracted so we used treats to lure and encourage him to follow the direction we were walking. He settled quickly and began to walk with the trainer and check in with them. He doesn’t have the greatest engagement but during this session he was happily trotting alongside his trainer. He got very distracted when another trainer came by. Keep working on his leash skills with low distractions.
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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