Wesley performed very well today, he was on his best behaviour and is showing good progress with 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: Middle Position||Comment: In his first session, Wesley focused on further developing his skill middle while fading the lure. Wesley performs well with this skill but can become a little confused at times. To begin this session the trainer used a hand signal to guide Wesley around behind them, then into the middle position. As the session progressed this lure faded as he was performing so well.||Focus: Foundation||B+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: In his second session, Wesley focused on further developing his drop duration under distractions. We focused on this as he can struggle with duration at times. Today the trainer used human distractions, such as moving around in front of him, practising greetings and much more. Wesley initially struggled to hold duration when the trainer approached him, however with some guidance he began to perform well and maintain his drop.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Recall||Comment: In her final session, we focused on conditioning Wesley to the recall marker 'come' with high-value rewards. Conditioning this marker with high-value treats is important to ensure he understands come means I get paid lots. For his high-value treats, the trainer was rewarding him by allowing him to eat from their treat pouch, only for a brief time. We focused on this as he can struggle with his recalls at times. Going back to basics to ensure he understands the command will help with the overall skill. The trainer began this session on lead in the playpen, where dogs were around. This was too distracting for Wesley, he showed no engagement and struggled to respond to the command. Going back to basics with conditioning the word will help further his understanding. After several repetitions, he began to perform well and begin returning to the trainer when he heard the come command.||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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