Kipi was a bit quiet today. This may have been because this was his second dayschool day in a row and he may have been tired. He did do some amazing drop work today which we were really proud of for him!
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: Kipi was a bit quiet today so we started off with some more conditioning of the muzzle. He wasn't as into this as usual - he would put his nose into it briefly but did spend part of the session trying to avoid it. Because of this we took a step back and went to putting treats in the muzzle and having him hold it in the muzzle for a few seconds before saying "break" and taking the muzzle away. Next time we'd like to be bale to go back to conditioning the straps around his head as this is the next major step for this. At home keep using the muzzle as a normal everyday item for him to interact with and keep the reward level high so it stays positive for him.||Focus: Repetition||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: As Kipi did struggle a bit with his drops while being dropped off we worked on his emergency drops for his second session. Kipi did really well with this today - he was quite focused and listened to the cue each time. He was even a bit quicker into drops that normal which was great to see! For the final few emergency drops we used the verbal command only and kept walking and he still went into the drop which was absolutely fantastic! Next time we'd like to see him perform his emergency drops around distractions with other people and dogs so that it is a solid safety skill for him. Keep up the great work at home and remember to be firm in your commands with a hand gesture if in a distracting environment.||Focus: Distraction||A|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: For his last session we continued work on Kipi's hanky/tug skill. Like his first session he wasn't quite at his usual level so we worked on just getting him to tug the hanky out of the trainers hand with encouragement towards multiple tugs. Kipi was good at the single tugs but only did more than one tug a few times. He was also quite distracted by cleaning going on in the classroom so this may have contributed to his lack of engagement with the item. Because of this the last few minutes were spent conditioning Kipi to all the sounds and movements going on as he was a bit on edge (but still taking treats). Next time we'd like to start having Kipi "pickpocket" with his hanky skill as this will be a fun addition to this trick for him. As always, keep up the fun trick training at home to help with his excitement and engagement.||Focus: Repetition||B|
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.