Arya's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-02-16

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: Conditioning Comment: Arya began her day playing an engagement game, to help build her focus on the trainer. Arya was not taking treats, the trainer tried kibble, fritz, wet loaf and peanut butter, but had no luck. The trainer then tried tennis balls and discovered Arya loves them! The trainer continued to play the engagement game using balls instead of treats. The ball would be thrown and Arya would go get it, once she walked back and looked at the trainer, she would hear “yes” and her reward was having another ball thrown. This was repeated the whole session. There were times Arya would get side-tracked and needed a reminder to come back, but she did well overall. See if you can find a higher value treat for her at home and pack it with her for her next day school! Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: Next up, Arya practiced her ‘drop’ skill, still focusing on building her foundation of it and the duration. She was taking treats this session, which is good! The trainer was able to lure her into a drop and she held her duration nicely when rewarded frequently. Keep practicing this at home, “yes” and reward her frequently. Once she holds the drop nicely and has no breaks, spread out the rewards more and see how she goes. Drop is an awesome skill for Arya to have as it is a controlled position and can help redirect her unwanted behaviours, in this case, her reactivity. She was quite reactive towards another shepherd at the end, but the trainer continuously rewarded her, which helped her calm down and reminded her that not all dogs are bad. Focus: Duration C+
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: To finish off, Arya practiced her ‘loose lead’ walking. She was far too distracted and displayed reactivity in the classroom towards other dogs, so instead of furthering hurting her training, the trainer moved her into the crew room with no other dogs or people. She took about 5 more minutes to become focused and relaxed, but she followed the treat lure to walk nicely beside the trainer, which is awesome! Keep practicing this at home, only have her in very low distracting environments and do not have any dogs around at this stage, her training can go backwards if introduced too early. Use a treat to lure her to walk beside you and “yes” reward her frequently to help keep her engagement. As Arya is only training with us once a week, we feel as though this is not enough for her. We have recommended a private appointment for you to come in and talk one on one with our trainers, so we can help benefit both you and Arya. We can discuss training programs and how you can effectively train her at home too as she is starting to display more reactivity. Good work today, Arya! 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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