Hera performed very well today, she showed great engagement and progress with all of her skills. The trainer was very impressed with her duration, under distractions while in drop. 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 repetitions under distractions (training outside while cars, people and dogs walk past). Hera performed very well, she was initially distracted by the high distracting environment, but with some guidance she began to redirect her focus quickly. When engaged Hera ignored all distractions, including dogs and people. The trained incorporated 'drop' and 'spin' while walking to help maintain her engagement. We suggest continuing to practice this skill at home, using both 'spin' and 'drop' to help maintain and redirect her focus.||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Muzzle Conditioning||Comment: In her second session, Hera focused on further developing her skill 'muzzle' with duration. We focused on this skill to help begin building Hera's duration whilst in the muzzle. Hera performed well, she initially struggled to hold duration (placing her head in and out of the muzzle quickly). But with some guidance and the use of shaping (problem solving), Hera began to increase her duration. As she was performing so well, the trainer began to use her release word 'break' when he can remove her head from the muzzle. Hera successfully remained with her nose in the muzzle for approximately 20 seconds.||Focus: Duration||B+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: In her final session, Hera focused on further developing her skill 'drop' with repetitions under distractions (training within the classroom with dog, ball and human movement). We focused on this skill to continue to proofing her drops. Hera performed well, she remained in drop while the trainer walked around the classroom, as well as balls being thrown around her. Hera did struggle to remain in drop when a door was opened or closed. But with some guidance, she began to maintain it well. We suggest continuing to challenge her at home with a wide range of distractions. A good idea for training with distractions, is to work on is things she wants to run way from (vacuum, scary sounds), and things she wants to run to (balls, toys, food, etc).||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.