She was super excited to get started 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."
|We focused on
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)
|Comment: This session focused on her loose lead walking, building up her engagement getting her into the swing of training. She engaged quickly with the trainer and followed their movement nicely. We worked outside for maximum distractions! To help improve her engagement before walks at home try playing some engagement games - rewarding her for looking at you!
|Skill learnt: Muzzle Conditioning
|Comment: We started some muzzle conditioning this session to help assist “leave it.” Sometimes it can be hard to spot potential items that dogs might pick up, sometimes even dangerous items! Muzzle conditioning is a great way to safely manage her habit of picking items up! While the muzzle does have some negative connotations, the safety of our pups is a priority! The muzzle can be associated with fun things - like going for walks, so she is excited to wear the muzzle! To begin we reward her for any attempt towards the muzzle, marking “yes” if she looks at it, touches it or puts her nose in it. We also placed some treats inside the muzzle to help her figure out what we want! As she feels more comfortable you can start to move the straps up behind her ears - we don’t want to rush this and we want it to remain as positive as possible! There are so many uses for the muzzle - in case of emergencies, stopping her from picking things up, grooming, people deterrent (we like this one - people often stay away from you because of your oh so scary dog…haha). Opal did really well, she was putting her nose in repetitively! Let us know if you have any questions about this.
|Skill learnt: Conditioning
|Comment: For this last session we worked on her grooming/brush conditioning. Opal did really well, we kept a steady flow of treats coming (you could even use a lick-mat with peanut butter). Keeping her mind busy and keeping the experience as positive as possible is important! We make sure to give her frequent breaks as well, this way she doesn’t get overwhelmed or frustrated. Good job Opal!
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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