Evie's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-09-17

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: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: Evie’s day began with her ‘loose lead’ walking outside, adding in her ‘drop’ skill. At first Evie was very distracted, but after a minute she had all her focus on the trainer. Evie had the habit of dropping in front of the trainer when asked, opposed to the side of the trainer in which she is walking. This was then made Evie’s main focus of the session, going back to basics and luring her into a drop on the left side. She responded to this very well and by the end of the session she was dropping on the side from just the verbal cue again! Keep up with this at home and don’t be shy to go back to basics if you need!! Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: Evie’s second session was focused on her ‘skateboard’ skill, mainly focusing on duration. At first she was very skeptical and was hesitant with putting her paws on the board, but with lots of encouragement and treats, she was confident enough to do so. The trainer focused on rewarding her for standing on the board, and once her hand ran out of treats, she would release Evie. This process was repeated multiple times. The trainer then started to move the board with Evie on it, using the same process. Our next step for Evie is for her to push the board all by herself! Keep on pushing her with this skill! Focus: Duration B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: To finish off, Evie worked on her ‘drop’ skill, focusing on duration and distraction. She overall did okay. She was able to remain in a drop with dog distractions, so the trainer tested her with tennis balls and skateboards. She broke a few times with these distractions, but by using her non-reward marker “ah ah” and popping her back into place, she remained there for the rest of the session. We want to keep pushing Evie with this skill so she is able to not break at all, regardless of the distractions. If she breaks, use “ah ah” and try again. Persistence is key. Amazing work today, Evie! 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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