Wesley was the goodest little boy today! He had the best engagement and listened so well.
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: Drop/ Down||Comment: Wesley started his day with his ‘drop’ skill inside the classroom with distractions. Wesley was in a drop while the trainer started off with low distractions; body movement and greetings. Wesley responded well to this and remained in his drop, not breaking. Once he was comfortable with this, the trainer moved onto things like skateboards and musical instruments. Wesley was much more tempted by these distractions and often tried to break his drop skill. The trainer would use his non-reward marker “ah ah” and put him back in his drop. This was how it was for the last bit of his session. Keep up progressing with this at home and keep on persisting with the really tempting distractions and reward him heavily if he stays in the skill.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: Next, Wesley worked on his ‘loose lead’ walking outside. He did very well and maintained great engagement throughout the session, always giving the trainer a big panty grin! Wesley is so good for maintaining good engagement one on one, but when another dog came out he lost a bit of his focus. The trainer easily brought him back, but that is something to work on! Always try and be the most exciting thing for your pup and that way they will never stop looking at you! Awesome efforts and keep up the amazing work at home with him.||Focus: Distraction||A|
|Skill learnt: Middle Position||Comment: To finish off, Wesley practiced his ‘middles’ skill. He is such a clever boy and is able to go to middles from pretty much any distance, so our focus today was changing the angles, just to test him that little bit more. He responded well to this, but there was the odd time where he would instead just sit in front of the trainer. With an “ah ah” the trainer would then ask him to try again and after a second attempt he got the hang of it! Keep testing him at home and throw in different angles, you could help him by putting your hands through your legs behind you and lure him to it again like when he was first taught, and slowly fade that out again. Amazing work today!!||Focus: Repetition||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.
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