Hera was a little superstar today. She is progressing very well with her skills and showed great progress with her loose lead, engagement and relaxion around other dogs. Keep up the great work at home.
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: In her first session, Hera focused on further developing her skill ‘loose lead walking’ with a focus on engagement around distractions (training outside). Hera was initially overexcited and distracted by the environment, displaying challenging behaviors such as jumping and pulling. The trainer incorporated ‘spin’ and ‘drop’ while walking, these skills helped redirect her focus and maintained her engagement. Once engaged Hera walked beautifully. We suggest continuing to practice this skill at home in a low distracting environment, focusing on building her engagement.||Focus: Distraction||A|
|Skill learnt: Muzzle Conditioning||Comment: In her second session, Hera focused on further conditioning and building her skill 'muzzle'. The trainer focused on going back to basics, working on conditioning and building her duration within the muzzle. Hera performed well, she initially struggled to hold duration, but with some guidance she quickly began to maintain it well. We suggest continuing to practise this skill at home.||Focus: Back to Basics||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: In her final session, Hera focused on further developing her skill 'drop' with repetitions under high distraction (training outside with 3 other dogs in close proximity). We focused on this skill to help improve her decision making as part of her reduce her canine reactivity. Hera was initially distracted by the environment and showed little engagement with her trainer, but with some guidance she began to redirect her focus. Once engaged she performed very well, she was still interested in the other dogs but responded well to the verbal cue 'drop' and has good duration. We suggest continuing to practise this skill at home.||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.