The focus for today was to condition Kipi with the collar - he did really well with this and is making progress towards not reacting to it.
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: Conditioning||Comment: For his first session we worked on conditioning Kipi to the sound of the collar snapping shut as he has recently started growling at this (we used a spare collar so that we weren't doing it around his neck). At the start of the session Kipi's hairs were raised along his back and he would avoid looking at the collar when he heard the sound (he would only engage with the trainer once he heard his "yes" marker). Giving him a treat everytime the collar was open and closed helped to condition him. After some time time he would look at the collar and then the trainer after hearing it snap as he had made the association to getting a treat and would sit next to the trainer while he heard the sound instead of avoiding it. We also worked on having him target/touch the collar for the next phase of conditioning. While he did still slightly react to the collar sounds he did not growl and was making progress with it.||Focus: Conditioning||B|
|Skill learnt: Conditioning||Comment: For his second session we continued with conditioning. This time we worked on a variety or areas - continuing to condition him to the buckle snap, being comfortable with being touched around the neck, collar pulls, sliding the collar around his neck and touch targeting the other collar. We also did a little work on putting the slip lead on and off to get him used to other things being around his neck. Kipi did really well with all of this he was a little hesitant approaching the collar while it was open at first but after doing some targeting on it was fine with it.||Focus: Conditioning||B+|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: For his last session we took Kipi out of the kennels for a loose lead + drop session as he was keen to get out into training. Kipi walked beautifully and while he was a bit slow on his first few drops he was dropping quickly and fully by the end. Continue to practice his drops often in different environments so that he is prepared for his drop off's in the carpark.||Focus: Distraction||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.