Kipi performed well today, he is slowly progressing with his muzzle. We suggest continuing to practice this at home.
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: In his first session, Kipi focused on further conditioning his muzzle, with treats and praise. We focused on this skill to build his confidence surrounding the muzzle. Kipi was initially distracted by the low distracting classroom environment (empty classroom) and struggled to engage with his trainer. As the session progressed, the trainer slowly redirected his focus by charging his marker. Once engaged the trainer continued to condition the muzzle. Kipi performed well, he began to interact with the muzzle placing his nose inside for a brief second. The trainer focused on conditioning Kipi to the muzzle (his view of the muzzle, good or bad) instead of duration. We suggest contouring to practise his muzzle training at home, rewarding kipi when he looks, moves or interacts with the muzzle. This should be done on lead and while he is on place.||Focus: Conditioning||C+|
|Skill learnt: Muzzle Conditioning||Comment: In his second session, Kipi focused on further conditioning his muzzle in a different way. The trainers have noticed Kipi struggles when the straps of the muzzle are being applied. To help condition the straps the trainer used a piece of string and moved it across Kipi's head and neck, helping him understand this is a good feeling, not a scary one. Kipi responds well, he continued to take treats and engage with his trainer. This would be a great exercise to practise at home, beginning with touching Kipi on his head and neck while marker with 'yes' and rewarding. Helping kipi condition people touching his head as positive.||Focus: Conditioning||B+|
|Skill learnt: Muzzle Conditioning||Comment: In Kipi's final session, he focused on further conditioning the muzzle straps with treats and having fun. Similarly, to his last sessions, we focused on this skill to build his confidence surrounding the muzzle. Kipi performed well, the trainer put the strap on the lowest hole (as loose as it would go) and presented it to Kipi. Kipi interacted with the muzzle straight away, placing his nose through the strap into the muzzle, or trying to hold the strap himself. Kipi is still hesitant for the trainer to touch the straps while on his head.||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.