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: For her first session we continued work on Hera's loose lead as well as some of her manners around door (asking her to sit and stay sitting when doors are open). Hera did do well for her loose lead but did get very distracted by birds outside. She responded really well to her marker ("yes") so treating her frequently did help to keep her focus. She is improving each time but keeping her engaged will be the main focus of her training. Next time we'd like to continue work on her loose lead with light distractions with encouragement towards keeping her focused on the trainer. At home continue training in environments that are not too distracting for her and focus on engagement from her. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Muzzle Conditioning Comment: Hera was great with her muzzle again today. She put her nose straight into it when presented with the muzzle and we were able to do it up without any issues from her. Today's focus was just to continue conditioning it with lots of treats and head scratches while it was on. She does still occasionally try to paw it off but can be quickly distracted with treats. Next time we'd like to her her try less to get it off and show good focus on the trainer while it is on so that we can start training her with it on. At home keep conditioning it on fully - have her on place first if needed and tethered if you are having difficulties. Keep the sessions she has it on short (5-10 minutes with it on at a time) with lots of treats and cuddles. Focus: Duration B+
Skill learnt: Desensitisation Comment: For her last session we worked on Hera's reactivity around dogs. With one dog on place in the classroom and another visible in a crate we had Hera doing loose lead and drops around them in the classroom. Hera did really well and kept great focus on the trainer, rather than the other dogs. She did still need heavy signals/lures to get into drop but otherwise did really well. Next time we'd like to continue training Hera around well-rounded dogs to help her with her reactivity. At home make sure her drop skill is solid so that it can be used in scenarios around other dogs. Focus: Distraction B

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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 DoneĀ (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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