Miley did great today, she struggle a bit with her drops but showed amazing progress with her other skills.
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: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: This session focused on her loose lead walking near and on the grass. We started with her manners and getting her engaged before going anywhere near the grass. Once we felt she was paying attention we got closer to the grass. We were able to walk on the grass for most of the session. If she did stop to sniff we just encouraged her along and kept walking. If she was really stubborn with a certain scent we could then use our “uh uh” and continue walking.||Focus: Distraction||B+|
|Skill learnt: Muzzle Conditioning||Comment: This session was all about muzzle training. We would certainly recommend continuing with this at home, as it would be beneficial for vets and groomers. We would recommend continuing the brushing at home and we can even do some here as one of our trainers is an experienced groomer! For the muzzle training, we started just showing it to her with a treat inside. She started to stick her nose in for the treats. We then switched it to no treats in the muzzle, waiting for her to stick her nose in then mark “yes” and reward. The “yes” marker becomes a reward and release marker for this, as she will pull her nose out to eat the treat. So don’t say yes straight away, get her to hold her nose in for a few seconds the. Say “yes” and reward. Build up the duration and then start to move the straps over her ears, don’t rush this process.||Focus: Conditioning||B+|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: Lastly we worked on her sits and drops in the classroom (for some dog distractions). Miley is doing really well with her sit skill however did struggle with her drops a bit, she needed a couple reminders. Miley was not bothered by the other dogs around her today which was great. To finish off the session we practiced her door manners at as many doors on the way back to her accomodation. Asking her to sit, opening the door slowly and then releasing her through.||Focus: Distraction||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.
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