Sampson performed well today, he enjoyed working on something new. When at the dog park we would recommend using the muzzle to remove any issues surrounding toys and stop rewarding this behaviour.
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: Trick Training||Comment: In his first session, Sampson focused on further developing his 'leave it' within the classroom. We focused on this skill to help when Sampson interacts with objects and isn't supposed to. Sampson showed a good basic knowledge of this skill, he quickly ignored the kibble when the trainer presented it, to receive a higher value treat. The trainer built from his knowledge and challenged him to throw food on the floor both kibble and fritz. Initially, Sampson moved toward the treats, but with some guidance from the trainer, he began to ignore them. We suggest continuing to practise this at home before using it in real-world scenarios.||Focus: Obedience||B+|
|Skill learnt: Muzzle Conditioning||Comment: In his second session, Sampson focused on further conditioning to the muzzle. We focused on this skill as a resource to use when at the dog park to manage his behaviour. Muzzle happily places his nose inside the muzzle, the trainer quickly encouraged him to hold duration. Sampson performed so well, holding his nose in the muzzle. As he was performing so well the trainer challenged him with wearing the muzzle while performing familiar skills. Sampson performed very well, he continued to walk well while also performing his sit and drop. We would recommend continuing working on his muzzle at home.||Focus: Obedience||A|
|Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull)||Comment: In his final session, Sampson focused on building his leash manners while on the long line. We focused on this skill as Sampson can be a little silly when walking on the long line. The trainer practised this skill similarly to training normal loose lead walking. The trainer started with the lead short, then as he progressed the lead length increased. This ensures he is focused and notices the trainer's body language before he is 3 meters away.||Focus: Foundation||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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