Hera really struggled today with a lot of her obedience training. She showed poor manners when walking to and from the classroom. She also reacted quite a bit to one of the dogs training in the classroom (who ignored her) so her reactivity is showing again. As she is having some issues we would suggest perhaps a board and train program for both Hera and Hunter to help them get along better and to get on top of Hera's obedience skills 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: Hera has improved again with her muzzle skill! She tolerates it fairly well and can wear it for several minutes with ease. Keeping her distracted while in the muzzle was the focus of this session so that she was less intent on getting it off. We used some place and drop skills as well as plenty of frequent treats to continue making this a positive experience for her. Next time we'd like to have her a bit more focused on he trainer so that we can do another skill session in her muzzle so it becomes very normal for her. Keep up the great work at home - we can see the effort everytime she comes in!||Focus: Duration||B+|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: For her second session we worked on Hera's loose lead as she did very poorly on the way from the kennels to the classroom. Hera was very distracted for the first half of the session and did not spend much time besides the trainer. Over the session she did start improving and was giving good focus by the end of the session. Next time we'd like to see better engagement and listening from Hera during her loose lead. At home continue the focus on good engagement from Hera during walks.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For her last session we worked on Hera's drops. Hera still needed a fairly heavy lure to get into her drops and broke the first time the trainer tested her with movement. She did improve over the session with better duration and stayed in drop while the trainer walked around her and took a few paces back. Next time we'd like to see better focus from Hera so that we can start phasing out the lure and for her to atya in drop until released when there are no distractions. At home practice drops often and work on having her hold it for a bit before releasing her.||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.