Norbit was very excitable to be back into training with his friends. He struggled a lot with his loose lead but otherwise did some good work today.
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: Norbit was his usual little bit crazy self and was very excitable coming from the kennels. He pulled quite a bit on the lead so we did a lot of stop-starting (he would sit when told off for pulling). For the first session we worked on his loose lead on the pavement - he pulled a lot at the start but as the session progressed and he was turned around each time he pulled he did improve to being able to walk down the length of the path without pulling. He didn't give great engagement until about 10mins in so this is something to work on as having a higher level of engagement will help improve his skill.||Focus: Distraction||C+|
|Skill learnt: Muzzle Conditioning||Comment: At the start of his second session we worked on some relaxed compliance - a technique where by holding a dog in a specific way you can help encourage a dog to relax. Norbit really struggled with staying still in this position so we only spent a few minutes working on it before switching to muzzle conditioning. He was good at putting his nose into it but if not marked immediately would switch to biting it or putting his paw in it. We focused mainly on some duration - trying to get him to hold his nose in there for a second before getting out. He did improve slightly with this over the session but it could definitely use more work.||Focus: Conditioning||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For his last session we worked on Norbit's drops in the classroom around other dogs. Norbit was quite good at his drops but would pull a lot while moving around the classroom so that latter half was spent on another loose lead session. Again, it took a few minutes for Norbit to settle down and stop pulling but after that he mostly walked really nicely.||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.