Asha's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-10-13

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: Place Training Comment: For Asha’s first session today we worked on place. This is an important skill to teach as it helps dogs self soothe, it allows them to take in their environment but also have a safe place to remain. Asha did pretty good with this, it was quite a distracting environment but she was focused on the trainer and was taking treats the entire time. We lured her onto the bed with and treat, marked it “yes” and rewarded her. If she went to step off we say “ah ah” and guide her back onto place. When the trainer said “break” she could step off and have a sniff around. She seemed to already have knowledge of these words so it made training a bit easier. We were able to walk around the raised bed without her stepping off, this is really good as she can control her impulses and not follow the trainer. To work on this skill it just needs practice in different environments, slowly introducing different distractions. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: For her second session today we worked on Asha’s drop skill and her markers. Since she didn’t follow the lure into a drop position the normal way we had to utilise the under the leg method. To do this we lure her underneath the trainers leg so she had to crawl, eventually ending in a drop position. Once she is in the position we jackpot it with lots of treats and then throw a treat away to release her (whilst saying break). Eventually she will understand that she is getting the rewards for being in the drop position and the trainers leg can be phased out. She did pretty good with this. Focus: Repetition C+
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: For her last session we continued with the drop skill while also mixing in some place skill. She was following the lure under the trainers leg much quicker by the end of the session. We tried luring her normally into a drop position (treat on nose and down towards front legs) but she wasn’t quite at that stage so we continued with the under the leg method. This is all good experience for her and will help her build confidence. She did really well and was only a little bit hesitant about being in the classroom with people and dogs, but she quickly warmed up to the trainer and had fun! Focus: Repetition 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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