Arya's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-07-13

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 her first session today Arya worked on her loose lead with dog distractions outside. To start with there were no distractions so we could get her settled before testing her. After a while another dog was training in the carpark with us. Initially she was very vocal towards them but with a “ah ah” and creating distance we were able to bring some focus back. It’s important to break the behaviours the second they start. She isn’t barking out of fear, it’s simply because she wants to. So by telling her that behaviour is wrong we give her a chance to snap out of it and offer something better. To bring her focus back we did a skill like drop, this gives us a bit of control and also helps her calm down. By the end of the session we were able to walk in carpark with another dog on the grassed area with awesome engagement. Focus: Distraction C+
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: For her second session today Arya worked on her skateboard skill. We worked on luring her onto the board and getting her to use her back legs to push her along. Arya has no fear at all when it comes to this but she doesn’t really think about what she is doing, so breaking it down into smaller steps and doing it slowly will help her realise what she is actually doing (check out our story to see how she went). When doing this at home, do lots of repetitions and jack-pot for really good attempts. Focus: Repetition B+
Skill learnt: Middle Position Comment: For Aryas last session today we worked on a new skill, middles. This involves getting her to walk between the trainers legs, sit and look up. To teach this we use a lure to get them between our legs, move it upwards to encourage them to sit and look upwards. Arya did pretty well with this, it takes lots of repetitions and doing it from different angles so practice this one at home. We can use this for a security position like drop or just for fun. She did pretty well with this but will need lots of repetitions for her to figure out the whole sequence. Focus: Foundation 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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