Hera did struggle with some of her skills today. She did have some good engagement most of the time but got distracted easily. As standard after a Board and Train program we would like to see everyone for another private appointment to go over her current progress and form new training goals for Hera.
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: For her first session we went to do muzzle but Hera was completely avoiding it and would move behind the trainers legs. Thinking she was just needed to condition to the classroom again we moved onto drops as a familiar skill for her. Hera did struggle with her drops today, even with no other dogs in the classroom. She would only go into a full proper drop about 50-60% of the time and at the beginning of the session she broke as soon as the trainer took 1 step away. Over the session she did improve so that the trainer was able to walk a full circle around her without her breaking but this skill needs more work at home to be ready for the classroom environment again.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: For her second session we worked on Hera's loose lead skill outside with the cup of water challenge (walking with a cup of water to see how much they pull/spill the water). On the paved area Hera did a great job - she had fantastic engagement and didn't spill any water. On the grass she was a lot more distracted and spilt the water several times so this is an area to work on in future sessions.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Muzzle Conditioning||Comment: For her last session we revisited the muzzle. She still wouldn't put her nose in it by herself but would put her nose in when there were treats inside. After a few of these she did put her nose in by herself once. However she did become quite reactive during this session when another dog was out (barking/pulling/lunging) so we spent the latter half of the session with Hera in drop to help condition her to the other dog. She did improve and had most of her focus on the trainer while in the drop. Conditioning her around other dogs again should be a big focus of future Dayschool sessions.||Focus: Conditioning||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.