Cookie's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-11-04

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 Cookies first session we worked on her drops in the kennels (inside halfway). This skill is useful as it teaches them to stay in a stationary position around distractions. To begin with Cookie struggled with her drops as she wasn’t dropping when asked. If Cookie didn’t drop when asked she was told ‘uh uh’ and put into her drop. If Cookie did drop when asked she was given a high value reward. As the session went on Cookie improved however at times she would still not drop when asked. The next step for Cookie will be to continue working on her drops inside the kennel hallway. Focus: Distraction C+
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: For Cookies second session we worked on her drops in the kennels again (outside area). This skill is again useful as it teaches them to stay in a stationary position around distractions. Cookie again started off distracted and wasn’t dropping when asked. However again with the use of ‘uh uh’ when she didn’t drop and ‘yes’ when she did perform the correct behaviour she improved by the end. To begin with the trainer was also getting Cookie to hold her drops for half a minute before being released as this allowed her to settle in the environment. Focus: Repetition B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: For Cookies last session we worked on her drop skill, focusing on door manners. This is an important skill as it allows her to be in a controlled position while any doors open. Cookie started off really well, so we tried to find a door which was a bit more exciting to her. The trainer found the door exiting the kennels was the most excitable for Cookie. While Cookie wasn’t phased by the door being opened, she did struggle and break her drop when the trainer would walk out the door while Cookie remained in her drop. Therefore, we continued to work on this door until we were able to run out the door yelling cookies name excitably and she remained in her drop. The next step for Cookie will be to continue working on her door manners at this door as at times she would still break. 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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