Buster did a really good job today, especially around the other dogs. While his drops are still a bit 50/50 he did a great job with his loose lead and started work on his muzzle conditioning.
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: For his first session we worked on Buster's drops. We started off in the classroom for the lower distraction but after he "marked" a few areas we took him outside to drop for a while. About 50% of his drops were good where he would go right into them but the other half he wouldn't drop properly until he heard the "uh-uh" and he would then drop. We worked on only giving him a reward for going straight into a drop but this will need more work for him to listen better when distracted.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
|Skill learnt: Muzzle Conditioning||Comment: For his second session we worked on some muzzle conditioning. Buster was much more interested in eating the muzzle than putting his nose in it at the start. After showing him treats inside the muzzle he did start to interact with it but only if he could see the treats inside of it. Continuing to condition him with this at home (you can use an empty yoghurt tub or flower pot with peanut butter smeared inside if you don't have a muzzle) will help if he ever needs a muzzle for safety reasons as he will already associate it with something positive.||Focus: Conditioning||C|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: For his last session we worked on Buster's loose lead skill outside with another dog nearby. Buster did really well with this - while he did initially stare a lot at the other dog he did not pull towards it at all and was very responsive once the trainer walked on. He didn't have great engagement during the walk but the lead was nice and loose about 90% of the time which is awesome work from Buster! Keep focusing on engagement from Buster when walking and rewarding him for "checking in" with you during walks.||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.