Akira's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-01-05

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: Drop/ Down Comment: For Akira’s first session today we worked on drop duration in the classroom. We still needed to use the lure as Akira showed no word or visual cue association. We were able to lure Akira into the drop and the trainer could stand up without Akira breaking position. We tried to introduce more movement but were unable to do so without using the foot brake. Once akira was in a drop position we placed our foot on the lead to stop Akira from standing up. If Akira tried to stand up the lead would stop this and encourage Akira to go back into a drop. After using the foot brake Akira showed some great improvement and didn’t brake position as often, even when the trainer stood up and moved around a bit. Keep practicing this, ensuring the foot brake is used to help solidify the knowledge of implied duration until released. Focus: Duration B
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For the second session today we worked on Akira’s loose lead walking with dog distractions outside today. Akira did really well, although very bouncy and likes to jump in front of the trainer it was easy to lure Akira back to our side and continue in a different direction. After about 5 minutes Akira showed really good engagement and less bouncy behaviours! Akira didn’t care about the other dog practicing their loose lead walking around the car park and began to show great eye contact, which we rewarded for! Keep practicing this and make sure to use high value treats for high distracting environments. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: For the last session today Akira worked on place training with trainer and toy distractions. Akira showed great knowledge of this skill but struggled when the distractions were presented. Quick movements by the trainer proved the hardest so we worked primarily on that! We started slow and kept it interesting by releasing and sending to place over and over. While Akira is on place we tested her with movements like stepping backwards, squatting, jogging on the spot and even sitting down on the ground. We attempted each movement slowly and built it up quicker and quicker. Akira did really well and just needs practice with different movements in different locations! Focus: Distraction B+

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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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