Progress table

Walking Score Date
Previous Score

Walking loose lead without distractions.

21/1/170
This takes place in large open areas or indoors with no distractions

Walking loose lead with distractions, inside or out and about.

48/1/172
Currently a major challenge, walking down the road, high chase instinct takes over.Solar did very well in Training sessions, off lead walking at heel, Sue thinks he was unaware he was off lead, which is even more credit to both of them; This was in a village hall with other dogs and trainers doing the same thing.
Training (Class) Score Date
Previous Score

Walking loose lead following various commands

51/1/175
Solar has found standing still between instructions very challenging and boring.So far he has learnt to walk at heel and sit stay on a loose lead, enter a closed gate and walk over obstacles.
Obedience Score Date
Previous Score

Sit

91/1/170
Follows well, often will give a free down.

Down

71/1/170
Takes a little longer than a sit, but it takes more effort

Sit-Stay

71/1/170
Reinforced with the "look at me" command.

Down-Stay

71/1/170
Good down stay awaiting release command, while inn focal view. The next step is to step out of view, around a corner etc.

Drop it

81/1/170
Works well especially when obeys a treat or alternative is provided as a reward.

Leave it

21/1/170
Work in progress and not used in much of a structured way yet

Watch me

61/1/175
Responds well, keeps good eye contact, but will choose to sometimes look away at a distraction.Solar is responding better outside, saying "Solar Watch me" gets his attention and a follow up command seems more successful.

Come

41/1/170
Inconsistent with coming when called, especially when out in the garden.

Heel / Close

41/1/170
Has successfully done a few paces, but keeping focused is an issue at the moment.

Tug and play

51/1/170
Has a tendency to grab too close to my hand (Not the same with Sue, holds onto his end of the toy only).