Hera was much better with her skills today. Keep working on her basics at home and push her with low distrations.
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: For her first session we worked on Hera's loose lead skill in the classroom. Hera did pull a lot at the start so we had to work from basics still. She did also bark a lot at one of the other trainers (more as a greeting than reactivity) near the beginning while walking. After she had the classroom to herself she did settle down fairly well into her loose lead skill with only an occasional small pull when she got distracted. We did put her on place when another dog entered the classroom and she did display a lot of reactivity so we kept her on place for the last 5 minutes of the session to work on her reactivity. She did give focus to the trainer when given her "yes" marker but did spend a lot of time staring at the other dog and barking. Next time we'd like to see more focus from Hera and less reactivity towards people and dogs so that we can get her loose lead back to a good level. At home, reward for good engagement and practice walking in the home or backyard where she has less distractions.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Muzzle Conditioning||Comment: For her second session we continued work on Hera's muzzle skill. We had her wearing her muzzle for pretty much the whole session while giving her frequent rewards and pats for not trying to get it off. She tolerated it really well when just sitting on place but if we tried to walk her anywhere with it on she would try to get it off right away so this will be the next step for her. Next time we would like to have her be able to do short walks while she is wearing it without trying to get it off. Keep up the great work at home and try to get her to walk short distances with it on without trying to get it off to help normalise it. *note - the muzzle we are using is getting a little small, if you have a larger size for her (we are using size 3) can you please bring it with you next time she visits us for training.||Focus: Duration||B+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For her last session we worked on Hera's drop with another dog in the classroom as a distraction. Hera was much better than last time and we were able to go back to phasing out her lure for drop. She does still get easily distracted while in drop and struggles with her duration. She did do really well with the other dog in the background and didn't react while still giving good focus to the trainer. Next time we'd like to continue phasing out the lure and working on her duration and distraction levels. At home use low distractions to help build her duration in drop.||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.