Dakota's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-01-04

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: Conditioning Comment: Dakota’s first session was water conditioning. The trainer filled up a clamshell pool and played a little with Dakota with toys to get Dakota to step into it with the hose still going. Dakota did really well and being so food motivated was quite ok with following food and getting all four legs in. At home, use her fav toys or food. Go at her pace and condition the same as you do for sound. Focus: Desensitisation B+
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: Next up was sits and drops. At first Dakota was distracted by another dog and then she wanted to play dead. The trainer took it back a step and lured Dakota into a drop and rewarded before she could roll. The trainer switched it up and alternated between drop and sit. As the session progressed the trainer did rapid repetitions of drop and Dakota responded well to this. The deletions helps Dakota to be further proofed with the word drop rather than rolling over! Practice drops different ways and in different scenarios. And vary the time to very short to a bit longer. Practice saying drop and you don’t stop walking. This is working towards her emergency drop. Focus: Repetition B+
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: Last up was leg weave and kennel up. Her leg weave was awesome (well done for the work at home!) and we got it on video. Dakota did get a bit vocal if we did it to long without a treat. So it would be good to build the duration. Kennel up is basically send to her crate. She progressed well with this to the point that we could video this also. The trainer has used a pointing and the word in. The trainer was able to fade the food lure and just use the hand and verbal cue. Dakota smashed it. Well done. Focus: Repetition 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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