"Norbit"

                   

2021-03-31

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: As Norbit showed poor loose lead skills and manners on the walk from the kennels (pulling constantly at the end of the lead and not engaged with the trainer) we worked on his loose lead skill first today. We started the session in the classroom for low distractions. Once he realised food was involved he settled into a nice loose lead very quickly! Once he was walking nicely in the classroom for 5-10 minutes we took him just outside on the pavement. He continued with good loose lead skills and had very high focus on the trainer unless we got too close to the open gelrass area do we stayed on the pavement. We also added some drops while walking that he did really well with. Next time we'd like to get him to do just as well in open outside areas and to have good manners walking to and from the kennels. At home keep him focused while walking by giving him regular treats, especially in distracting areas. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Muzzle Conditioning Comment: Norbit took a little while to figure out what he needed to do with the muzzle. He used his paw on it a lot at the start or would try biting it. After putting some treats in the muzzle and rewarding him he slowly adjusted to putting his nose into it with only the occasional paw. Near the end of the session he was regularly putting his nose into the muzzle when presented with it. Next time we'd like to continue conditioning it for him and slowly work up to using the straps. At home use a muzzle (or a yoghurt tub/small pot) with some treats or peanut butter in it to help him use his nose in it. Focus: Conditioning C+
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For Norbit's last session we did another loose lead session outside in the open area (carpark). Again, Norbit pulled a lot from the kennel but then settled down nicely into a walk on the gravel. He did get a bit distracted by Scott walking past and broke his drop with Scott around but otherwise did really well. Next time we'd like to have a bigger focus on Norbit's loose lead and manners to and from the kennels for a session to help get his pulling there under control. Again, just keep up with rewarding good eng at home with Norbit. Focus: Distraction B

We recommend your next step should be…

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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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