TJ had a good day today! He did well with his skills and was such a happy boy. We did notice during his second session he seems a bit red in the groin from his desexing, he did try to lick at the area a few times which we told him not too we have attached a photo also, just to monitor at home and if this is normal
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."
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|Skill learnt: Drop/ Down
|Comment: First session TJ worked on his drop skill. He was quite distracted and vocal in the beginning of the session towards another dog nearby, we used to foot break to help keep him in the drop position and created more distance until he was a bit more settled. We then did quick drop repetitions to help build his focus and by the end of the session he didn’t care about the other dog and had some great focus with his trainer, responding to the verbal cue only even while they were moving away from him. Keep working on this at home.
|Skill learnt: Muzzle Conditioning
|Comment: In TJs second session we worked on his muzzle conditioning. We started with building duration of him holding his nose in the muzzle and using the word “muzzle” to encourage him to put his nose in. He did quite well with this so we began moving the straps around his head, a little bit at a time, marking yes and then rewarding. Gradually we moved the straps to be completely around his head without the muzzle being done up, held it for a second then said yes and rewarded him. He did quite well and we were able to get the muzzle clipped up once at the end of the session and then quickly un did it. Keep working on this at home getting him more used to the straps around his head and gradually begin clipping him up when he is comfortable!
|Skill learnt: Exposure
|Comment: TJs final session we worked on some handling conditioning of his paws and body for our spa day/Valentine’s Day theme. The goal here was to have him used to different areas of his body being handled and being calm, for the most part he was calm but did get a bit aroused from all the pats and begin to try to lightly mouth once or twice. We finished up the session teaching TJ “kiss”. We started by rewarding him for touching his nose to the trainers hand before moving our hand to our cheek and asking kiss, when he touched his nose to our hand we rewarded. Over time we can begin to move the hand away and ask for a kiss and he will give a light boop to the cheek for a kiss!
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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