Cookie's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-09-02

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: For Cookies first session we worked on her loose lead walking in high distractions environments. To begin with however we started with teaching her how to settle in the kennel when the trainer comes. It took cookie roughly 3 minutes to settle and stop barking before the trainer entered the kennel. This was achieved by ignoring Cookie when she was barking but if she was quiet for more than 3 seconds she was rewarded. Once she was quiet for long enough the trainer entered the kennel however she started to bark and spin around again. The trainer proceeded to ignored her when she was presenting this behaviour but rewarded her when she was sitting and quiet. Once cookie had settled the trainer was able to put on her collar and start her loose lead walking around the kennels. Cookie did well however was distracted at times and walked off from the trainer. Cookie wasn’t taking treats to begin with which showed she was nervous of this new environment. However, it didn’t take long for her to take treats and focus on the trainer, offering eye contact while walking. The next step for Cookie will be to continue loose lead walking in the kennel environment. Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: For Cookies second session we worked on her drop skill in the kennels. This skill is helpful to give her a task to focus on while you are doing something. Cookie did really well in this session and dropped every time when asked. One behaviour which was noticed was how cookie took a bit longer to drop, this is most likely as she was slightly nervous in the environment however she was taking treats from the start of the session this time. For Cookies next step she should continue working on her drop skill in new high distraction environments. Focus: Distraction A
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: For Cookies last session we worked on her skateboard skill. This skill is helpful as it gets them to focus on a task and pushes their thinking. As Cookie is already good at her two front paws being on the skateboard, we started to push her to get a back leg on as well. As this is new to Cookie, we began with just getting her to place all three paws on without the board moving. Cookie struggled with this as she was getting frustrated since she is used to being rewarded for two. To help Cookie figure it out a lure was used. While she still struggled, she did place her back paw on a couple of times. The next step for Cookie will be to continue asking for the back paw on the skateboard while still. Focus: Foundation 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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