Kipi was very happy to start training today but did have some frustration with his muzzle training. He did do really awesome work with some of his new skills which was fantastic to see!
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 started off well with his muzzle conditioning. We started laying the straps over behind his ears - he did fine the first time but gave a growl/rumble the second time so we stopped using the straps and just went back to the muzzle itself with a focus on duration. Kipi does still struggle a bit with duration and did growl a little while trying to encourage him to keep it on so we worked with lots of food to make it positive for him. Next time we'd like to see Kipi hold for longer and remove his nose when released, rather then by his choice. At home try conditioning him with straps lightly over his head with lots of rewards.||Focus: Duration||B|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: For his second session we worked on a new skill for Kipi - the "shell" game (one of his trick title intermediate skills). Kipi showed some interest in this but could get bored easily. He did identify the correct bowl most of the time which is really great for just starting this skill! Next time we'd like a bit more engagement and to start testing him with 3 bowls. At home practice the game but keep it simple with just two bowls and some movement.||Focus: Repetition||B|
|Skill learnt: Trick Training||Comment: For his last session we started work on Kipi's hold skill as many of his intermediate trick title skills require a hold. Using a section of hose we started rewarding Kipi for just touching it. After a few goes we waited for a bit of frustration and once he opened his mouth on it he got a massive reward. After this he got the idea right away and would do quick bites onto it. Next time we'd like to start working on his duration so that he can hold it for a second before releasing it. At home use a similar object and reward him well for biting onto it.||Focus: Repetition||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.