Wolfgang worked hard today and was fantastic around people approaching.
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: Wolfgang’s first session was drop. Dogs need a good drop skill for when being approached by other people and dogs and helps with impulse control. Wolfgang really struggled at first and the trainer used treats to lure him into position. As Wolfgang started to get a grasp on what was required the trainer started working on Wolfgang’s duration. This meant an increase in treats until he stopped breaking position as soon as his butt hit the ground. By the end of the session Wolfgang was starting to drop without the lure and holding position better.||Focus: Repetition||C+|
|Skill learnt: Recall||Comment: Next up was recalls. The trainer did this in the classroom in a long lead and Wolfgang wasn’t keen to listen at first. But he soon worked out that the leash pressure meant stop smelling and listen and he then started returning to the trainer more. Make sure you use high value treats for recalls and make sure you practice at home in the backyard with the biggest distractions. If he can do recalls in the backyard perfectly then he can start practicing outside the home.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: Last session for Wolfgang was loose lead walking and greetings. Wolfgang did pull a little bit changing directions frequently meant he started to focus on the trainer. In the kennel aisle he did get distracted by other dogs but the trainer used treats to help keep Wolfgang engaged. Towards the end of the session the trainer got staff to approach and Wolfgang did a great job. He did struggle to get into drop but once there he was good about staying while 3 people were talking and moving around him. Well done.||Focus: Distraction||B|
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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