Nala is still very nervous in the kennel environment. While she does become more comfortable over time with a trainer she has yet to start relaxing around them. We recommend a private appointment with one of our trainers to discuss the best way to improve her confidence.
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 the first part of her day we broke up Nala's session into 3x 5min sessions to help with her conditioning to a new trainer. For the first mini session she was quite nervous and would sit within the inner kennel area and look at the trainer with her tail between her legs. Start of second session she had eaten the treats left behind but was still nervous. She was a bit better though and came out into the kennel run while the trainer sat outside the fence. By the end of the second mini session she was comfortable enough to lie down outside though at a distance from the trainer. During the third session the trainer entered the kennel run. For most of the session she stayed at the opposite area but would eat Fritz thrown to her. Near the end she did come right up to the trainer to sniff in the treat pouch which was great progress though she shied away when offered Fritz directly. She also came closer when the trainer got up to leave the area.||Focus: Conditioning||X|
|Skill learnt: Conditioning||Comment: For her second session we continued with conditioning. Nala was still eating treats thrown to her but was unwilling to come up a d take them out of the trainer's hand. If the trainer moved towards her she would start to vocalise so we spent the session continuing to throw treats to her and getting her used to the presence of the trainer.||Focus: Conditioning||X|
|Skill learnt: Conditioning||Comment: During her third session the trainer was back in the kennel run with Nala but she was still unwilling to come up to the trainer. We recommend a private appointment with Canine Connect to go over her anxiety issues and ways to improve her confidence in new environments.||Focus: Conditioning||X|
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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