Hera did well today and using her skills really helps to be proactive with her reactivity.
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: Exposure||Comment: For Heras first session we worked on her search skill. This is a good skill as it takes Heras attention off the stimuli. We conducted this session in the cattery. Hera did really well and each time she took her attention off the distraction and ate the treats. At the moment Hera waits to hear the kibble hit the floor however if you continue to say search she will eventually pair to two together. The next step for Hera will be to continue working on her search skill around mild distractions.||Focus: Repetition||B+|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: For Heras second session we worked on her ‘walk behind skill’. This is a really important skill for Hera as it places her behind you where she can’t see the stimuli. It allows you to control the situation rather than her feel like she has to. We firstly started with normal loose lead which she did really well with. Every time Hera was showing good engagement we would ask for ‘behind’ and then lure her behind us. If she went to walk next to the trainer would turn around and step in-front of her also taking a step into her. Hera did relatively well however she did struggle to keep her focus at times. The next step for Hera will be to continue working on the basics of her ‘behind’ skill.||Focus: Foundation||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For Heras last session we worked on her drop skill in-cooperating impulse control. This is good as it teaches Hera some self control. For this we were throwing treats and she wasn’t able to break her drop to eat them until she was released. Hera did really well with this and only broke a few times. The next step for Hera will be to continue working on her impulse control even starting to use the skill ‘around’ so she has to turn away from the reward.||Focus: Distraction||A+|
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.
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