It was great to see Miss Hera today. She is progressing well with her skills but is still struggling around dog distractions. She did not react towards the other dogs but did lose focus and engagement.
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: In her first session, Hera focused on further developing her skill 'drop' while walking around the Pet Retreat facility. Hera initially struggled with the high distraction environment, showing little engagement. The trainer decreased the surrounding distractions by moving to a quieter, concrete area. Hera was initially distracted by redirected her focus well, when Hera is engaged, she responds well to the cue drop with a low hand signal. The hand signal was slowly faded through the session.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
|Skill learnt: Muzzle Conditioning||Comment: In her second session, Hera focused on further developing her skill 'muzzle' with duration, in the classroom. Hera performed well, she interacted with the muzzle straight away, slightly placing her nose inside. As the session progressed, she became more confident which allowed the trainer to begin working on duration. Hera can struggle with duration but began to progress well throughout this session.||Focus: Duration||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: In her final session, Hera focused on further developing her skill 'drop' with dog distractions (one dog in the classroom). We focused on this skill as Hera has been struggling with her drops around distractions recently. Hera was easily distracted by the other dog and showed little focus and struggled to respond to the verbal cue drop. As this was a challenging environment, the trainer went back to basics with luring her, she responded very well and showed good engagement. When the trainer began to fade the lure Hera would lose focus 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.