Vishu was super eager to get started and jumped right in! We had a lot of fun and made some great progress!
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: Muzzle Conditioning||Comment: To begin our trainers had Vishnu in place where he is comfortable and relaxed. The trainer then just started with touch the muzzle and putting the nose in. Vishnu had no problems doing this and was extremely eager. After a few goes we tried working on our duration and holding the nose in place inside the muzzle. At first, he was unsure but with lots of treats and marking “yes” he developed an understanding of needing the stay in the muzzle. As the session progressed, we clipped the muzzle on and kept him in his controlled and calm position, marked and rewarded every 5 seconds so he would get use to always having the muzzle on. We managed to decrease the rewarding and marking until Vishnu was incredibly calm and relaxed. He is still quite unsure and uncomfortable with having the muzzle clicked on and next session we would love to increase the duration of having the muzzle on him. At home, getting him into his ‘place’ or a controlled position and clipping the muzzle on and off will be a great start to get him use to having it around his head. Make sure to use a strong reward and your markers!||Focus: Conditioning||C|
|Skill learnt: Place Training||Comment: Second session our trainers had Vishnu on Place while another trainer trained other day schoolers around him. We really focused and pushed with his duration and staying in place. As long as the treats were getting dispensed regularly and frequently, we had no problems keeping Vishnu on place doing this. He was happy to lie down and watched happened around him and saw no reaction towards the other dogs. Next session we could add in even more distractions using food and toys. At home you can do the same with both boys. Put Vishnu on his place and train Krishna and vice versa. Train in front, behind, around him. Using high praise and excitement while training as an added distraction will help test Vishnu. This will help him stay relaxed in stimulating environments as well as helping / teaching him to remain calm in front of other dogs.||Focus: Duration||B+|
|Skill learnt: Recall||Comment: Lastly we practiced our recall in a comfortable environment of the classroom. We turned this into a really fun game that was thoroughly enjoyed. We rolled a treat to the left (Vishnu would chase) call him back, mark with a yes and then throw another treat to the right as he heads back towards the trainer. This teaches them not only to return to you when called but shows them that they want to return to you because they get highly rewarded. Place we all have fun while teaching them this! Vishnu immediately picked up what to do and always returned and checked in with the trainer with a hurry. Next time, practicing outside will be super fun! This will be a great game to play at home, help build that recall with you and strengthen that bond you all have. Make sure to use an incredibly highly regarded treat to make him keep on coming back!||Focus: Repetition||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.