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: Crate Training Comment: For his first session we worked on Kipi's drops as this is an important part of his training during drop off and pick up. For the first half of the session we worked on having Kipi drop while walking in the classroom around other dogs as distractions. He was a bit slow into some of the drops but otherwise did great at this. For the latter half of the session we practiced drops in the carpark to help him get used to dropping quickly in the gravel. He was a bit more hesitant outside and we had to make sure we had his attention and were very clear for him to drop the first time he was asked. Next time we'd like to try and have Kipi a bit more engaged so that we can work on making his drops a bit quicker. At home keep practicing drops and give him a big reward when he goes into them quickly. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Middle Position Comment: For his second session we continued work on Kipi's middles skill. He wasn't very into it at the start, he would only go to middles at a short distance and wouldn't walk with the trainer in middles. After a couple of repetitions though he was right back to his usual self with it, moving to middles from a metre or two away and moving forward with the trainer while in the middles position. Next time we'd like to continue encouraging this skill with Kipi with him moving into the position from different distances and different angles to really test his brain. At home keep practicing middles from his raised bed and work at some different distances around the area. Focus: Distance B
Skill learnt: Muzzle Conditioning Comment: For his final session today we worked more on Kipi's muzzle skill. At the start of the session he did really well - his duration was better and we started laying some of the straps over his head. Throughout the session he did get a bit tired and grumpy and after a warning growl/rumble we took it a step back and went back to placing food in the muzzle which he was fine with. Next time we'd like to continue conditioning him to the straps (just having them laying across him) and continue working on his duration with the muzzle. Keep up the good work at home and continue spending small sessions regularly with the muzzle. Focus: Duration B

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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 DoneĀ (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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