Callie's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-02-07

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: Callie’s first session today was all about engagement while practicing loose lead walking. Callie was super excited when we first left the kennels so we practiced door manners by getting her to sit and then releasing once the door is opened. Once out of the kennels she settled a little bit and we made our way to the cattery. Here we focused on keeping her engaged. Anytime she looked to the trainer we rewarded her. She did really well in the cattery, although no dog distractions there is plenty of other smells and sights. It’s important to get her skills really good and then introduce distractions like dogs. She loses all engagement when she sees other dogs so we will introduce them slowly. Keep working on her loose lead, she did really well towards the end of the session. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: Callie’s second session today focused on her drops in the classroom. There was one other dog working, it was a nice calm dog so was perfect for Callie to work around. We practiced getting Callie into position, rewarding a few times and then releasing her. We did this for the whole session, anytime Callie looked at the other dog we marked “yes” and rewarded her. This helps her understand that other dogs are good and not bad! Callie did well and didn’t bark once at the other dog, we ended the session on a good note and put her back in the crate with a peanut butter licki mat! Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Paws Up (on object) Comment: Callie’s last session today was mixed up a bit. We did some paws up and some loose lead. We practiced paws up while there was only one dog in the classroom, this way she can work on something new with only small distractions. We simply lured her onto a plastic pod using treats. She took a while to get the hang of it but eventually put one paw on the pod. That’s as far as we got but small progress is progress nonetheless. Keep practicing this at home because it’s a great skill to help build confidence. To finish the session off we did some more loose lead around the cattery! Callie is doing well, make sure not to work her around too many dogs just yet as she can still be quite vocal towards them! Slowly building her up with stable and calm dogs is the way to go! 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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