Hera was very excitable today and did struggle with settling down for her training. Once focused, she did some great work!
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 worked on Hera's loose lead outside for the added distractions. She did spend a lot of time walking in front or behind the trainers feet instead of next to the trainer so that was a big focus of today's session. After some time she did improve in this though it still needs a lot of work. Next time we'd like to see her walk more next to the trainer and have a bit more focus/engagement. At home, practice her loose lead in familiar environments and use treats often to keep her in the correct position.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
|Skill learnt: Muzzle Conditioning||Comment: For her second session we worked on continuing to condition Hera to the muzzle (size 3). She is really good at this - she puts her nose into it willingly and we were even able to loosely have all the straps done up without her being too concerned. We started labelling the command as "muzzle" for her to put her nose into it. Next time we'd like to progress to having her have it on for longer and more frequently with the straps done up. At home use her muzzle often so that she associates it with good things and use lots of treats.||Focus: Conditioning||B|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For her third session we spent 5 minutes with some resource guarding work. Hera ate from a bowl with other dogs in view while having small pieces of Fritz thrown at her to help combat her resource guarding. She didn't show much interest in the other dogs but was very into the food. After she finished the kibble we moved onto the place skill for the latter half of the session. Hera did very well with minor distractions but does struggle with duration. We kept her on passive place while working other dogs and she did have to be brought back onto place several times. Next time we'd like to see her improve her duration and not need to be reset as often. At home, practice having her on place for longer sessions to improve her duration.||Focus: Duration||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.