Diesel was a little superstar today! He did very well with his skills and just needs some extra work on his desensitisation to cats which we can work on next time.
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: For his first session we worked on conditioning the muzzle with Diesel. We could see that some good work had been done previously as he was happily putting his nose in and allowed the trainer to do the muzzle up with no issues. Because he was doing so well we started work on doing loose lead in the classroom with his muzzle on. He spent some time being distracted by it but would walk along nicely most of the time with it on which is really good progress! Next time we'd like to continue working on his basic obedjiece skill while he wears the muzzle to help normalise it for him and keep his focus off of it while he has it on. Keep up the great work with conditioning it at home and take small walks around the house with it on every now and then.||Focus: Duration||B+|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: For his second session we worked on his loose lead and emergency drop skills. We started off in the cattery for cat distractions which Diesel did really well with. He was able to maintain a drop around them without breaking or reacting. He did well with his loose lead too - he did pull a bit but responded well to leash pressure. After that we took him outside to work around dogs. He did well with his loose lead and was able to do emergency drops while jogging which is great! For the last few minutes we took him around some cats outside. He did really well at the start but did start reacting to them so we focused on some desensitisation for the last part of his session. Next time we'd like to see Diesel less reactive to cats and able to walk nicely on the loose lead without pressure needed to bring him back. Keep up the great work at home, he has great engagement while walking and his emergency drops are doing really well.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Crate Training||Comment: For his last session we worked on Diesel's crate skill. Diesel was quite happy to go into a crate and we worked on rewarding him often for being quiet and calm in the crate. He did very well in the crate and pretty much made no noise even with the cover over the crate. At home focus on making the crate a very positive experience for Diesel and simply bang the crate after a "uh-uh" if he is just trying to get your attention. Use favoured toys or food (including Kong's and lickimats) while he is in the crate to help him stay occupied.||Focus: Duration||A|
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.