Evie's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-08-20

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: Today Evie’s day began with some ‘loose lead’ walking in the classroom with dog distractions. Evie did really well and kept great engagement on the trainer throughout this session. She would only get distracted by the other dogs if they were to bark or make a noise, but she would quickly regain her focus with a little encouragement, which is fantastic. Evie would often get excited if she anticipated a treat coming her way, and would accidentally run in front of the trainer, but again, she would easily re-situate herself beside us. Keep up the awesome work with her, but in the future we want to ensure she does not walk in front and stays on our left side. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: For Evie’s next session, we focused on her ‘drop’ skill. She did amazing! Even with another dog in the room also doing drops! She has progressed so much with her drops and today we began to fade the lure and introduced the hand signal, followed with the verbal cue as she picked it up very quick. Evie performed some wonderful drops majority of the time, towards the end she would roll over and ask for belly rubs. We want Evie to keep progressing with her drops so we are able to slowly phase out the hand signals and she can do it just with the verbal cue! Super proud Evie. Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: To finish off Evie’s day, she worked on her ‘place’ skill outside, for a change of scenery. Evie was a little hesitant at first to go to place as there were so many things to smell, but after some encouragement she went to place every other time asked. Our main focus today was distraction. The trainer found that if they were to walk around, make movement and sounds, Evie would try and break her place. At first, she broke completely, but once she was put back on and heard her non-reward marker “ah ah”, she got the memo and resisted the temptation to walk off of the bed for the last 8 minutes of her session. We want Evie to keep progressing with this skill so she is soon able to withstand even higher distractions; food, toys, other dogs etc. Focus: Distraction C+

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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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