Aslan had a great day today! He is becoming much more comfortable with his muzzle and such a cuddle bug with his trainer!
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: Muzzle Conditioning||Comment: Aslans first session we worked on his muzzle conditioning. We always start with a few repetitions of Aslan just simply placing his nose in the muzzle and then we reward him before going to do the straps up. Aslan did really well today! We were able to get the muzzle on with no problems and even get him to do some skills (sit and drop) while wearing it. We only keep it on for short bursts at a time then take it off, have some fun then repeat. We have found occasionally Aslan can start to shake his head/paw at the muzzle, when he does this we get his attention, ask him to sit, reward him then take the muzzle off to end on a high note and keep it all a positive experience. With more practise he will be able to wear the muzzle for longer bursts of time.||Focus: Conditioning||B+|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: Next session we worked on Aslans place skill. Todays focus was playing with toys/having toys scattered around and sending him to place with these distractions. This will be helpful to manage the resource guarding behaviours he is showing at home. He wasn’t overly interested in playing with the various toys we had but did have a bit of a tug with some of the rope toys and while doing that we were able to send him to place mid game. If he is showing these behaviours at home try sending him to place so he goes away from the item. If you are continuing to have issues with this/other behaviours we highly recommend booking a private appointment with one of our trainers to discuss these behaviours and concerns further.||Focus: Obedience||B|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: Aslans final session we worked on his loose lead. we started off outside the classroom and when he was walking well by the trainers side we moved to the kennels and worked inside them for more distractions. Aslan struggles with his engagement/checking in with the trainer but in this environment he did still walk by the trainers side and followed direction change well. He didn’t show any barking behaviours towards the dogs and when he did pull ahead we turned to walk the other way or asked him to drop to redirect the behaviour.||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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