Hera performed well today, she did initially struggle with each skill but progressed well as the session progressed. When resizing Hera for a muzzle the trainers determined the size 4 muzzle is too big for her and she maybe able to remove it. We are happy to swap one of our size 3 muzzles for your size 4 if that suits you.
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: In her first session Hera focused on further conditioning to the muzzle. We focused on this skill as the trainers have noticed she has been struggling with her confidence surrounding the muzzle. The trainer went back to basics and conditioned the muzzle using treats. After several repetitions the trainer was able to remove the food from the muzzle and she continued to place her nose inside. However only for a brief second. We suggest continuing to practice this at home.||Focus: Conditioning||C|
|Skill learnt: Leave||Comment: In her second session, Hera focused on learning the news skill ‘leave it’ within the classroom. We began teaching this skill by presenting Hera with kibble treats in one hand, having high value treats in the other hand. Initially when Hera was presented with the kibble, she began to lick at the trainer’s hand, when she stopped, she was rewarded with the high value treats. This was completed several times; Hera slowly began to lose interest in the kibble as there was high value treats.||Focus: Foundation||C+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: In her final session, Hera focused on further developing her skill ‘drop’ within the classroom environment (three dogs training in proximity). We focused on this skill as Hera has been struggling with her drops recently. Hera was initially distracted by the environment; however, she did redirect her focus quickly. When engaged Hera continued to struggle to drop, she would sit instead. The trainers went back to basics and used a low hand signal, this helped Hera understand the drop cue again.||Focus: Distraction||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.