Bindi's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-05-19

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: Engagement Comment: Bindi’s first session today was focused on loose lead walking and engagement. She was a little bit nervous when the trainer first went and got her from the kennels. We were able to use treats to help her feel more comfortable. Eventually she approached the trainer and sat for some pats. From here we attached the lead and went outside. She was quite distracted so we started off with an engagement game. This game rewards them for looking/engaging with the trainer. To do this we throw a treat and they retrieve it. When they get the treat and look back to the trainer we say yes and throw another treat. This teaches them that by looking back to the trainer they get more rewards. After a while of this Bindi was a bit more focused and we could start walking up and down the carpark. Every now and then Bindi would check in with the trainer so we marked and rewarded for that. Every time she pulled in front the trainer stopped and went the other way, encouraging her to follow (we also say “this way” to let her know we are turning around). By the end of the session Bindi was walking much better but still in front, to help with this we can use a treat to lure her by our side! Keep working on this, remember to reduce distractions (people/dogs) while she is learning the skill! Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: Bindi’s second session today was all about place training. Bindi was a little bit hesitant to step on the bed today but we were able to lure her on and build her confidence with treats! The only rule for the place skill is that all four paws must remain on the bed until released. To start with we lured her on, once all feet were up we marked “yes” and rewarded her. Since she is still pretty new to this skill we released her quickly with the word “break.” Duration for this skill can be built up slowly, for now since she is still learning the skill just keep the duration short! The more she goes on and off to start with the quicker she will learn all the words (place, yes and break). Keep working on this skill, she seemed to pick it up quickly, by the end of the session we just had to point to the raised bed! Focus: Foundation B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: Her last session was focused on her drop skill. Bindi showed some awesome knowledge of this and was responded to just a verbal “drop.” She did get a bit distracted so we incorporated the engagement game into this session. We would ask for a drop, release and throw a treat. When she came back to us we repeated the process. Bindi seemed to like this game and was super focused by the end of the session, although would lose some engagement momentarily if someone new came into the room. Keep up the good work, check out the canine connect instagram story to see her drop skill! Focus: Distraction A

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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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