"Hera"

                   

2021-01-05

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 introducing and conditioning the ‘Muzzle’ with repetitions within the classroom environment. We focused on this skill to better improve her confidence surrounding the muzzle. Hera performed very well, she places her nose straight into the muzzle to eat the treats inside. The completed several repetitions before removing the treats from inside the muzzle and giving Hera an external reward (she places her nose in muzzle, marked with ‘yes’, removes nose and receives treat). Hera quickly progressed despite the added challenge, while in the muzzle she began to hold for three seconds. We suggest to continue practicing this skill at home. Focus: Foundation C
Skill learnt: Crate Training Comment: In the second session, Hera focused on building on her skill ‘crate’ with repetition and distance (trainer moving away from crate, as well as sending to crate from a distance). Hera performed very well, on the first repetition she did require treats to go into the crate, but with some guidance this was quickly weened off. As she was preforming so well the trainer began to label the skill ‘crate’, while in the crate she has great duration with both the door shut and open. We suggest continuing to practice this skill at home. Hera completed one session of passive crate, she remained in the crate for 20 minutes and was calm, relaxed and quiet. Focus: Back to Basics B
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: In her final session, Hera focused on building on her skill ‘loose lead walking’ with repetition under distraction (training outside). Hera performs very well with her loose lead in low distraction environments, she shows good engagement and is in the correct position. When additional distractions arise (birds, people or dogs) she can lose focus and begin to pull. When this occurred the trainer went back to basics and lured Hera, to help encourage her to redirect her focus back onto the trainer. Next time we would like to see Hera remain engaged despite distractions, we suggest continuing to practice this at home. Focus: Distraction C

We recommend your next step should be…

Continue Dayschools

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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