Callie's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-02-22

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: Drop/ Down Comment: For Callie’s first session today we worked on some red-light-green-light drops. This involves playing a game of tug and randomly asking for a drop! This really helps them learn to switch off quickly and helps them learn impulse control. Callie did so well with this, there was even another dog present in the classroom and she didn’t react. She would glance in their direction but would easily redirect back to the trainer when they said “yes.” When playing the game of tug we would raise the toy to our chest, holding it still and clearly say “drop”. Moving the toy up signals that the game is over and they have to stop! If they struggle to let go of the toy we can use the foot brake on the lead! It’s important to practice this on lead so we can correct them if needed. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: For Callie’s second session today we worked on her place skill with dog distractions. To start with there were no dogs in the classroom just to get her focused and then slowly some dogs entered the room. To keep her attention on us we made sure to keep the treats frequent. She reacted a little bit when trainers first entered with a dog but we were able to gain her focus pretty quickly. She coped well with two other dogs moving around and going to their crates! This is great improvement for Callie! Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For Callie’s last session today we focused on her loose lead walking with distractions including people and dogs. We worked outside so we made sure to use higher value treats such as fritz. This helps her remain more focused and also is a bigger pay-off than just dry kibble. Callie was very excitable and jumpy so we utilised her drop skill to help her settle before continuing. She could see dogs working in the distance and she did really well, the more we decreased the distance the more treats we used! Callie has come such a long way with her dog reactivity, it’s important not to rush this but she is doing well. Focus: Distraction B+

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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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