Kipi made a bit of progress with his muzzle today but has a big barrier to his conditioning as he does not tolerate it at all when done up (even loosely). If we are to further this skill I would suggest having two trainers work on it so that he can be continually fed treats to help condition him to this next step.
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: For his first session we just worked on basic conditioning of the muzzle, rewarding Kipi for basic interaction and feeding multiple treats through the muzzle to build duration. He tolerated this well and we tried to wait longer before saying "yes" as he moves out of the muzzle as soon as he hears it to get his reward. Feeding treats only though the muzzle (eg. after each "yes") may help with this.||Focus: Conditioning||B|
|Skill learnt: Muzzle Conditioning||Comment: For his second session we continued with Kipi's muzzle work. He was doing well with holding it longer (for treats) and tolerated the strap being laid across his head behind his ears. However, he panicked and got snappy with the strap done up very loosely (possibly because he could not longer get it off himself). He still took a treat or so but was very nervous and unhappy and moved away from the trainer. After he removed it himself we went back to just presenting the muzzle with treats so that he did not finish on a bad note and he took treats from within the muzzle again.||Focus: Conditioning||C|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: For his final session we started off with a few basic putting his nose into the muzzle. He did about 3 of these and then ignored the trainer, turning away from the trainer and muzzle and no longer interested. Due to this we just had him do a duration session on place to finish up and did not push him any further with the muzzle during this session.||Focus: Duration||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.