Akira's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-11-24

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: Recall Comment: Akira began her day practicing her ‘recall’ skill, outside on a long line. She was a little distracted at first, but after a few goes she started to understand what was being asked of her. As she was also excitable, instead of sitting she would try jump at the trainer, but with the verbal cue of ‘sit’, she listened and did that from then on, which is great!! Akira had great listening and came exactly when called, followed by a sit for the next 10 minutes of the session. The last couple minutes she seemed a bit pooped, she still came when called, just a bit slower and with a bit more sniffing along the way. Keep up the amazing work at home! If you are struggling, remember to be the most exciting thing for her, make weird noises that will grab her attention!! Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: Next up, Akira worked on her ‘place training’, focusing on sending to and from with distractions. At first Akira showed no knowledge of this skill, not sure if she was just being silly, but the trainer then spent the first few minutes just luring her on and off with her verbal cue “bed”. After these few minutes Akira seemed to understand again. The trainer then added in some toys on the floor as distractions. Akira could not resist a little stuffed bone, but with the use of her non-reward marker “ah ah”, she let the trainer take it back and left it for the remainder of the session. Since she was doing well with toys, plates of kibble was added and boy oh boy did that really get her! The first few reps with the food, she went for it each time, but with the use of her “ah ahs”, she began to leave it alone, which is AMAZING. However, towards the last few minutes she was not listening and proceeded to go for the food. Keep up practicing this at home and pushing her. Use your non-reward marker where needed and try again. Start with low level distractions and slowly build up to high level. Focus: Distraction C+
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: To finish up, Akira worked on her ‘drop’ skill, focusing on duration as she tends to break once the lure is removed. The trainer worked on having her in a drop, rewarding frequently and using her release work ‘break’ before she gets up. Akira responded well to this, but each time the trainer tried to move the lure away, she would get out of her drop. Keep working on this, try to slowly fade the lure away, every bit counts!! Use her non-reward marker “ah ah” if she breaks before you release her and try again. Focus: Duration C+

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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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