Kipi was on the ball today! He smashed out a lot of his skills and we are happy with the progress he made in today's sessions.
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: For his first session we continued work on Kipi's muzzle skill with increasing the duration he kept his nose in it. We did this in two ways: waiting longer after he puts it in before treating and continuing to give him treats as long as he keeps his nose in it. Building duration will take time but is important to keep the muzzle as a positive thing for Kipi. Next time we'd like to continue building duration and work on getting him conditioned to javeing the straps loosely on. At home continue treating for as long as he keeps the muzzle on to encourage him to stay in it longer.||Focus: Duration||B|
|Skill learnt: Middle Position||Comment: For his second session we worked on Kipi's middle skill. This is a skill he has really learnt to enjoy and it can be a great safety skill to keep him secure in between the legs. As he is great at going into Middles we started work on moving/walking while he stayed in the Middles position which he did awesome with! This shows a good deal of confidence from Kipi to move with the trainer while feeling light pressure from their legs. Next time we'd like to continue this as well as getting him to move with the trainer in multiple directions. At home work on luring him into the Middles position from his place and rewarding.||Focus: Repetition||A|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: For his last session Kipi was a bit quiet so we worked on his never ending hanky (tug) skill. He is coming along really well with this skill - he interacted with it a lot more than last time and even started giving it a few big tugs instead of small ones. Next time we continue with this skill we'd like to start chaining multiple tugs together so that he can keep pulling at the hanky for the full trick effect. He is quite close to this already! At home use cloth materials to encourage this skill and reward him more for big or continuous tugs.||Focus: Repetition||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.