Daisy's Doggy Dayschool Report

2023-11-08

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: Place Training Comment: Daisy worked on her place skill in the parking lot outside the classroom. We had some dogs in the background trying to get her attention. Daisy completely ignored the other dogs, happily staying in the skill. Daisy would happily go on the bed but wouldn't want to hop off when released, rolling over onto her back. We did some quick repetitions, before moving closer to the other dogs so they were just a few meters away. Daisy continued not paying any attention to them as we finished working. The place skill is a great skill for helping curb jumping, as when you have someone come into the home, you can put Daisy on place before laying them greet her as she had to keep all 4 paws on the bed to continue the skill. If she tries to jump, get them to stop greeting her and restart the skill before trying again. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: Daisy went outside to work on her drop skill. We started inside for a few repetitions before making our way out towards the training parking lot. Once outside, Daisy was distracted by all the smells in our way over. After a bit of practice, Daisy started dropping when instructed, keeping her engagement on the trainer. She happily stayed on the skill until given her release word. We started adding in some fast movement distractions for her, causing her to get up from the skill early. After a bit of practice she was staying down in the skill every time. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Middle Position Comment: Daisy finished off the day with her middles skill. The aim of this skill is to get Daisy to make her way between our legs and to go into a sit. We do this by throwing a treat through our legs to get them to run through following it before grabbing a second treat and letting Daisy back through. Once daisy is between our legs looking forward, we use the treat to lure her into a sit. Once she's in a sit we give Daisy her release word and throw the treat for her to get. Daisy was a bit unsure at first, not feeling overly comfortable with going between our legs. After a little bit of repetition, Daisy was happy to make her way through to follow the treat. Daisy would go through one way but didn't want to stay between our legs, running back through out the front consistently. As we got to the end of the lesson, she started to sit between our legs in the desired position. Focus: Foundation C

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Join our group O,C&C sessions

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 DoneĀ (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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