Evie's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-09-29

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: Evie kick started her day with her ‘drop’ skill, focusing on her duration. Evie is good at remaining in her drop with low level distractions, but struggles with higher distractions; food, dogs, etc. Today we worked on her drop with other dogs as she seems to get very excitable. She did well with the dogs already in the room, but once a new pup entered, she broke and it was a bit difficult for the trainer to regain her attention. The trainer was able to with the help of treats, which then led into her “yes” reward each time she looked at the new dog, helping her relax and learn to relax around him. Keep up the great work at home and remember to reward her frequently, it will help her remain in her drop! Focus: Duration C+
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: Next up, Evie practiced her ‘skateboard’ skill. She absolutely loves this skill and is always eager to jump on, but she still struggles to push herself! More often than not she jumps on quick, but she then proceeds to just run off as she is moving too fast and not putting enough pressure on the board to move it. Today the trainer focused on catching her with a lure once shes on and slowly move it in front of her nose, ensuring she is walking slow enough to push the board. She did very well with this!! Keep up practicing at home and she will be a little skater girl in no time! Focus: Duration B
Skill learnt: Middle Position Comment: To finish up, Evie started learning a new skill, ‘middles’. The trainer began by having a treat in each hand, luring Evie to come through between her legs from behind by luring with her right hand. Once Evie got behind and in position, the trainer then threw the treat in front of Evie with her left hand, encouraging Evie to walk straight through her legs. She responded super well to this, eager to get the treato!! After a few rounds of that, the trainer began to catch Evie in between her legs with a treat, now luring her into a sit. Evie was a bit confused by this and only sat once, but when she did she would hear “yes” and then be given a reward before she was released. Keep practicing this at home, just catching her in between and getting her used to sitting! Middles is a great skill to have as its another controlled position, one designed to keep your pooch as close as possible and safe in between your legs. So proud of you today Evie! Focus: Foundation 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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