Kipi is still slowly progressing with his muzzle training. A big focus of today was to get him used to another trainer sitting near him during his training to help with his muzzle conditioning later down the track. To help out his skill at home I would suggest recreating the conditions we use in the classroom - have him on place and tethered. Have patience and show him that you have treats for him to earn to help him develop this skill at home. We did post a quick muzzle snapshot of Kipi on our instagram stories if you would like to see how we set him up for his conditioning.
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 worked on Kipi's muzzle skill as requested. We spent time building up his duration under Scott's instructions and rewarded him outside of the muzzle for him putting his nose in the muzzle and gave big rewards for doing it a second longer than usual. Kipi did well with the muzzle this session and we also conditioned him to having another trainer right next to him in preparation for further steps in the muzzle training.||Focus: Conditioning||B|
|Skill learnt: Muzzle Conditioning||Comment: For his second session we continued with Kipi's muzzle work. Kipi was less interested in the muzzle this session and often had to be "pre-bribed" (shown a bit of Fritz and then presented with the muzzle) to interact with it. We continued work on duration as he wasn't as into it this session.||Focus: Duration||C+|
|Skill learnt: Muzzle Conditioning||Comment: For his last session we also worked on his muzzle skill. Kipi was more into it this session - we did try to drape the strap over his head but either the strap or the hand moving past his face unnerved him and he growled a bit. We soothed him back down to just putting his nose into the muzzle which he continued with right away and even started improving with his duration and enthusiasm. He loved the attention from both trainers when having quick breaks from attempts.||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.