Hera was very energetic today and did struggle to focus with a few of her skills.
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: Hera is so much better at her muzzle skill these days! Her duration has certainly increased and she waits a lot longer before trying to remove it. The focus today was to keep conditioning her to having the full muzzle on with frequent treats and taking it off with the release word of "break" to try and help her not paw at it to get it off herself. She did really well at this and often would stop trying to get it off with a quick "uh-uh". Next time we'd like to have her at the point where she can wear it while training another skill to help keep her mind off of it and make it part of her normal equipment. Keep up the great work at home, she is improving so much with this!||Focus: Duration||A|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: For her second session we took Hera into the cattery to work on her loose lead. She was a bit distracted at the start with lots of sniffing around but soon settled in to a nice walk with great engagement. Hera is super food motivated during walks which does help her to maintain her lovely loose lead. At one point she did get a bit reactive to some cats and the sound of a litter tray being used (backed away and started growling) so we spent a bit of time conditioning her to the cats. Due to her reactivity we would like to see her do more work in the cattery to help with her conditioning/desensitisation. At home keep the focus of good engagement from Hera during walks.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For her last session we worked on Hera's drop skill. She goes into drop well and does well with movement distractions but really struggles with people on her level around her and with her duration (she can get fidgety and wriggly very easily). She also tends to shuffle around in her drop to get closer to people. Keeping her in a stationary drop was the focus of this session but it definitely needs more work. At home focus on keeping her still in her drops and using light distractions.||Focus: Distraction||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.