Daisy's Doggy Dayschool Report

2023-11-23

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: This session focused on her place training, a great skill for redirecting over-excited jumping when you come over or guests arrive! You can start to build up a routine, every time you enter the house you take her to place/bed and reward her! She did well with her place training today, she did break position a couple times but overall showed great understanding of the skill. We practiced trainer distractions while she remained on the bed! Focus: Repetition B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: This session was all about her drop skill, working on her not flopping onto her side for belly rubs. Daisy definitely knows her drops, responding to just a verbal “drop.” As soon as she got into position we said “yes” and rewarded her, not giving her a chance to flop onto her side. If she was about to we would simply release her and reset the skill. We finished off with some duration in position while the trainer sat down just out of her reach! This was a good test for her impulse control, as she really wanted to get closer! We also practiced some calm greetings with another trainer. We would approach the other person, if Daisy started to pull towards him or get excited we moved away. We repeated this until she remained focused on her trainer while right next to the other person - reinforcing engagement and better decisions around other people! Focus: Duration B
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: This last session was focused on her loose lead walking and auto sits. Every time the trainer stopped walking, we encouraged her into a sit, rewarding her and moving on. We don’t want to ask for the sit, simply gesture for it - we want her to do this automatically. She did well in the classroom so we moved outside while it wasn’t raining. She was initially quite distracted by the smells on the ground but was able to engage after the trainer encouraged her to focus. Keep working on this in environments she can focus in and gradually add more challenges. 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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