Evie's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-10-20

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: For Evie’s first session today we had her working on her loose lead skill outside. She was super engaged right from the start and was showing regular check ins with the trainer. We were able to reduce the amount of rewards given and just mark the behaviour. Every second “yes” we would reward with a treat. This is important to do because then the behaviour doesn’t become reliant on the food. When working in high distracting environments though it is important to increase rewards as it is harder for them to stay focused. She did really well with this today and just needs to keep practicing! Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: For Evie’s second session today we worked on her drop durations in a high distracting environment. The classroom today had lots of dogs working on their skills and was very busy with movement and noise. She struggled a little bit to stay focused and would squirm around on the floor but would eventually correct herself back into position once she realised it wasn’t achieving anything. The rewards during this session were very frequent to help keep her focused on the trainer. Eventually she managed to settle and just watch what was happening around her and occasionally check in with the trainer. To work on this is just needs practice in different environments, slowly increasing distractions. Focus: Distraction C+
Skill learnt: Conditioning Comment: For her last session it was still very busy in the classroom so we worked on her place and spin skill. These are both great skills to work on when conditioning dog distractions. She was quite distracted when on place but she only ever broke position once which is great! We also managed to release her and do some spins which is a great skill to gain engagement and focus. She managed to do these skills with other dogs around her with just a verbal and small hand cue! This is a great way to help her build confidence around other dogs! Focus: Conditioning 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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