Bit distracted today but did well overall.
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: Hera was very unfocused and pulled on the lead when the trainer got her out of the kennel. So the first session was a focus on loose lead walking. She wanted to continue to sniff the grass and pull to the good smells. The trainer went back to basics and started luring her with the treats whilst walking and also changing direction when she pulled. It didn't take long for her to settle down and really focus on the trainer. By the end of the session she was able to walk along the grass area well without pulling. At home keep practicing this and use the treats and the yes marker to keep her focus. Change direction if she does start to pull.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: Hera's second session turned into an impromptu drop session. The trainer took her outside for the toilet and Hera barked at the gardener. So the trainer put her in a drop and got the focus back on the trainer. The rest of the session was spend outside practicing drops in a highly distracting area for Hera. It did take a while before she managed to ignore the other people and dogs and focus on what she needed to do. Like the loose lead walking continue to practice at home with distractions. Reward with the yes marker and treats.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
|Skill learnt: Muzzle Conditioning||Comment: Hera did great at her muzzle training today, although distracted at times by the other dogs. At the start of the session she would only put her nose in for a second however, by the end of the session the duration was longer. The trainer was unable to put the actual muzzle on due to Hera's distraction around the other dogs. Next time the trainer would like to be able to do up the muzzle despite the distraction. Keep practicing this at home using the treats to increase the time that Hera keeps her nose in the muzzle.||Focus: Repetition||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.