We spent the day today getting Hera more accustomed to the muzzle and making it a positive experience for her due to the recent incident. She did really well and had a muzzle on for half of her sessions though more work is needed for her to be happy in it as she can be a bit more withdrawn with it on (though she is right back to happy, tail-waggin Hera once it is off and has no issue putting it on again).
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: For the first session we worked on having her put her nose into the muzzle (straps pulled back), then putting her nose into the muzzle (straps hanging loose) and then also conditioning just the straps on their own. Hera was a little hesitant with the straps but did really well, even doing a little duration on her own in the muzzle.||Focus: Repetition||B|
|Skill learnt: Muzzle Conditioning||Comment: During her second session we continued with the conditioning. We used one of our own muzzles for a time as the straps could be done up behind her head without the one on her face being in the way. This seemed to help Hera a bit and we were able to get the muzzle on a couple of times. Hera was very good while the muzzle was on, while she was a bit subdued she didn't try to get it off herself. We used lots of treats and cuddles to make it more positive for her.||Focus: Duration||B+|
|Skill learnt: Muzzle Conditioning||Comment: For her third session we worked on having her put her own muzzle on. After a couple of minutes she was wearing her own muzzle which is great improvement! She was a bit more distracted and uninterested this session and spent more time trying to get the muzzle off. Again we worked on making it very positive for Hera with lots of treats and cuddles, including a big cuddle/play session after taking it off at the end.||Focus: Duration||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.