Coco'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: Drop/ Down Comment: For Cocos first session we worked on her drop duration. This is a useful skill for Coco as you are able to put her into a controlled position while distractions are around. It is also a skill which Coco can be put into when she is distracted as it allows her to settle. Coco really struggled with the very little distractions which were present in the classroom. There was one low energy dog on place and another two in crates. Coco started off with breaking her drop however towards the end she did do better. Another behaviour we found Coco doing was that she would often crawl in her drop. If she broke or crawled she was told ‘uh uh’ and put back into her drop or moved back to where she was. Coco started to do well towards the end of the session and while she was still breaking/crawling it was less regular. To achieve this we used ‘yes’ to mark when she remained in her stationary drop with even the slightest distractions (a person moved, a dog moved in the crate or any noise). Coco also had very little engagement with the trainer so to help improve this she was given a large reward whenever she looked at the trainer. The next step for Coco will be to continue working on her drop duration around very low distractions. Focus: Distraction C+
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For Cocos second session we worked on loose lead with distractions. This is a good skill for Coco as it allows her to walk nicely around distractions and not pull. We conducted this session in the cattery to minimise distractions. Coco started off distracted and was pulling on the lead to sniff things. When she did pull she was told ‘uh uh’ and was pulled away from the distraction. Coco was also told ‘yes’ when she walked nicely next to the trainer, including turning when the trainer turned. Again when she made eye contact she was given a large reward as we want to increase her engagement. Coco started to show some really nice loose lead towards the end of the session however it can still be improved so the next step will be to continue working on her loose lead around low distractions. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: For Cocos last session we worked on her place skill. This is a good skill as it teaches Coco to settle onto the bed around distractions. As the classroom had a few dogs in it we firstly started outside the classroom leaving the door open so Coco was still able to see the dogs however from a far distance. Coco took a little bit to settle down however was able to redirect her attention to the trainer after about a minute. Once she had settled we moved the bed into the doorway rather than outside, only slightly shortening the distance between the other dogs. We continued to shorted the distance by about a step however Coco reacted when a male entered the room. As she was reacting we took her outside to settle and then started to walk her into the classroom repetitively. We would walk in do a small circle and walk straight out to show Coco that there is nothing going to hurt her. After a few reputations Coco started to become more confident when walking into the classroom however she does still have some confidence building to do. 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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