Kipi was a bit unsure during training today. With his increase in resource guarding behaviour we do strongly recommend a private appointment to address his issues.
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: Place Training||Comment: For his first session we let Kipi relax on place in the classroom after his morning behaviour in the carpark. He didnt take treats for the first few minutes and seemed uncertain. Once he started taking treats he did relax a bit but was uninterested in a bowl of food for work on his resource guarding so we kept it simple with him doing duration on place. He was great at this and seemed to really like being on his place. Place can be a really good skill when dogs are uncertain of situations as it gives them some control so this is a good skill to use a lot when people visit the house. Next time we'd like to push his place skill with some distractions when he is a bit less stressed. Use place a lot at home to give Kipi somewhere he can relax.||Focus: Duration||B|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: For his second session we worked on Kipi's loose lead with emergency drops. This is a great way to teach an important safety skill that can help when Kipi is uncertain before he becomes reactive to a situation. He did really fantastic at this! His loose lead was great and he dropped each time he was asked to, even with other dogs and people in the room as distractions. Next time we'd like to really push his drop skill by getting him in a higher energy state then asking for drops so that he will learn to drop no matter what is going on. Practice his drops often at home and use it as a way to teach a more appropriate behaviour when people or dogs are around rather than him reacting negatively.||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Conditioning||Comment: Due to his increased resource guarding behaviour we spent Kipi's last session on some prevention towards further resource guarding. We did this by having him eat low value kibble from a bowl while the trainer threw higher value treats (Fritz) at him to show him that people add value and will not be a threat to his resource. This is something that should be continued at home and a behaviour that needs to be addressed asap before it gets any worse. We do recommend booking a private appointment with us to discuss his resource guarding behaviour.||Focus: Conditioning||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.