It was great to train with Hera today. She still struggles with her muzzle but really enjoyed the new training game, we would recommend practicing this at home to continue to build her confidence surrounding the muzzle.
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: In her first session, Hera focused on further developing her skill 'loose lead' around the pet retreat facility. Hera performed well, she can become distracted by smells, birds, people and cars, however, when the trainer incorporated drop while walking, she redirected her focus quickly.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
|Skill learnt: Muzzle Conditioning||Comment: In her second session, Hera focused on further conditioning her muzzle. As Hera is still unsure about the muzzle the trainer utilised a new training game where she is encouraged to place her nose in the muzzle. This game consisted of the trainer holding the muzzle with treats inside initially, then holding the muzzle at her nose height, moving it around as you would with a toy (see the Instagram story for reference). This exercise helps show Hera the muzzle can be fun and she loved it. She performed very well, happily placing her nose inside. We would suggest continuing to practice this at home.||Focus: Conditioning||B+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: In her final session, Hera focused on further developing her skill 'drop' within the high distracting classroom (two dogs on place and multiple in crates). We focused on this skill as she has been struggling with her drops recently. Hera was initially distracted and struggled to respond to the verbal cue drop. Going back to basics luring Hera helped restricted her focus and give her a greater understanding of the skill.||Focus: Back to Basics||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.