Spencer was a little cheeky with some of his skills today buy made some great progress, particularly with his muzzle skill. We are all very proud of him!
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: For his first session we took Spencer outside to work on his loose lead. His focus was absolutely fantastic today and he had great engagement with the trainer. We walked him in random directions and over different surfaces and he kept pace with the trainer each time. The only thing to watch is he can get a step or two ahead, especially when he hears his "yes" marker and anticipates a treat, as well as he did sometimes jump to grab the treat from the trainers hand. Next time we'd like to push him a bit further with other dogs as a distraction outside. At home continue practising loose lead with treats with an emphasis on keeping Spencer calm and focused while walking.||Focus: Distraction||B|
|Skill learnt: Muzzle Conditioning||Comment: For his second session we worked on conditioning Spencer to a muzzle. As he has had some experience with this he was already at the stage of happily putting his nose in when presented with the muzzle. For the next step we got him used to the straps around the back of the head. As he did fine with this we went to the next major step of putting it on and encouraging him to leave it alone when on. For such a big step Spencer did fantastic with this! While he did try to remove it a few times he would happily take treats with it on and continued putting his face back into it. We kept the sessions short (ie. He had to keep it on for 30 seconds) with lots of treats as a distraction. By the end as soon as he heard the "yes" after it went on he would come right up to the trainer for his treats through the muzzle. Fantastic work Spencer! Next time we'd like to encourage him to hold it for a little longer and not try and remove it. At home use lots of treats and keep the sessions short so that it is a great positive experience for him.||Focus: Conditioning||B|
|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down||Comment: For his final session we worked on Spencer's drops. He is very good at these under distraction but did break a few times when asked for duration. We tested his drops inside the classroom with movement from the trainer, toys and food which he did quite well with. As he was doing so well we took him outside for added distractions. He did struggle a bit outside if the trainer was sitting nearby as he wanted to be with them and would sometimes break to go over to them. Next time we'd like to see him hold his drops for longer so we can really push his distraction level. At home practice having him in drops for longer periods of time to help with this.||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.