Cahya's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-02-18

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: Obstacle Course (Confidence Building) Comment: For her first session today we took Cahya to the confidence course. This is a great way to see how comfortable they are in this new environment and it also a fun activity that might be a little stressful but offers a great relief once they get through it. She did really well with this, she was a bit hesitant to start with and needed some encouragement to climb through the wheel but once she did she followed the trainer around the course and was happy to go through both ways! Taking them through obstacle courses or just over random surfaces is a great confidence building exercise. Focus: Confidence B+
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: For her second session today we worked on her drop skill. We weren’t sure how much knowledge she had of this skill but she followed a hand signal, we coupled this with the label “drop” and she went into position. She also appeared to react to the reward marker “yes,” this makes training her so much easier! Once we lured her into position we marked and rewarded her. After a couple rewards we then released her using the word “break.” We focused on her duration, to do this we would mark yes and reward a few times before releasing her. She did pretty well and even managed to let the trainer take a couple steps back before rewarding. Keep working on this, the better her drop skill is the more it can be used for things like greeting people. She can be placed in a drop by your side while meeting people and then release her once she is calm enough. Focus: Duration C+
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For her last session today she wasn’t taking any treats and seemed mentally tired. We decided to practice her loose lead walking in the classroom. Since she wasn’t taking treats we could just use directional changes and verbal praise to help her understand. If she started to pull ahead we just turned around and went the other way. These teaches her she can’t get to what she wants by pulling. She was quite distracted so we chose two points in the classroom to walk between. Keep practicing her loose lead walking because it’s important to have her engaged with you, especially when approaching people to greet! Focus: Distraction 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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