Evie's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-09-15

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 Evie’s first session we worked on her drop skill. This is an important skill as it allows the dog to focus on a task instead of creating their own. It is also a useful skill to reduce jumping behaviour. We specifically worked on Evie’s duration which she is improving on every session. Today we were able to walk full circles around Evie and even call her name at a full lead’s length without her breaking. At times however she did break but one she was told ‘Uh uh’ and put back into position she didn’t break again for the same level of distraction. It would only be once the distraction increased, she would break but again would be put back into position and after that one correction she wouldn’t break anymore. The next step for Evie will be to push her drop duration with high distractions. Focus: Duration B+
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: For Evie’s second session we worked on her skateboard skill. This skill teaches them to focus, pushes their thinking and builds confidence. Evie did well and even got up to standing on the skateboard while the trainer moves it. To begin with we lured Evie with a treat onto the stationary skateboard. We allowed her to get comfortable with just standing on the skateboard and when she appeared more confidence the trainer started to move it slightly. Evie was a little nervous being on the skateboard while it moved but she remained on with the use of constant treats. The next step for Evie will be to continue moving the skateboard and build her confidence with this. Focus: Confidence B+
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For Evie’s last session we worked on her loose lead walking. This skill is important to allow walking without pulling or zigzagging. Evie did really well in this session! We worked outside to test her distractions however she wasn’t phased and maintained eye contact for majority of the session. The one-time Evie did become unfocused was when another trainer walked past, she started pulling and wasn’t walking next to the trainer. To decrease this behaviour the trainer turned away from the distraction (the other trainer) and continued walking away. As Evie began to walk again, she was still however looking back. To regain her focus the trainer put her into a drop and then after a few seconds started walking again. The next step for Evie is to continue loose lead walking around other people. Focus: Distraction A

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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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