Great spending time with Harper today. Lots of cuddles and keen to please.
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: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: Harper’s first session was loose lead walking. She pulled as soon as she got out of the building so the trainer didn’t go far at first and kept changing directions. This helped Harper to focus on the trainer as she didn’t want to be left behind! It didn’t take long before Harper was walking much better. The trainer took her through the kennel building where it was noisy with the other dogs and Harper did a great job! At home practice in the backyard and change directions as needed if Harper pulls. Use the yes marker to help keep her focused.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Muzzle Conditioning||Comment: Next up was muzzle conditioning. Harper did a fantastic job with this. The trainer spent the first part of the session getting Harper to put her head in the muzzle a number of times before actually doing the muzzle up. Once the muzzle was done up the trainer took Harper for a little walk. She was still a little unsure of the muzzle so the trainer spent time just petting Harper. Harper loved this and forgot all about the muzzle. At home ensure that Harper gets to do all the things she loves with the muzzle on. This makes it a very positive experience for her and makes wearing it during vet visits etc more bearable for her.||Focus: Desensitisation||B+|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: Last up was teaching Harper to shake paws. This will help with touching her paws. The trainer held food in her hand and waited for Harper to use her paw to try and get the food. It took a little a while but she got there and started to put her paw on the trainers hand, every time she did this she was rewarded. The rest of the session continued like this. Next time it will be good to see Harper consistently trying to use her paw. Once she is doing this then the food can start to be removed and encourage Harper to offer her paw when the trainer puts her hand out. Great session.||Focus: Repetition||C+|
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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