Freya's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-09-01

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: Trick Training Comment: Lil Freya started off her day with her ‘skateboard’ skill. She has become so much more confident in this skill and was ready to jump on as soon as the board was out! Freya can now push herself on the board while having 1 paw on, which is amazing!! We are now trying to get both her front paws on, but she is getting a little confused on how to push the board by just walking her back legs as it flips over when she tries. The trainer is going back to steadying the board with their own foot and helping her move it, and that seems to be working out well, just keep persisting with it at home!! Soon Freya will be a little skater-girl! Focus: Duration B+
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: Next, Freya did ‘loose lead’ walking outside with dog distractions. Freya did really well and kept good engagement with the trainer, despite another dog being present. She did not show any signs of reactivity towards him and went on about her business. If you are experiencing dog reactivity at home or on walks, redirect the behaviour and put her in a controlled position (sit or drop) and make sure to reward her and use her ‘yes’ marker when the dogs are in her sight. This will help her have a positive experience around dogs she is not so sure of. Keep up the great work!! Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: Freya’s last session was focused on conditioning her to let the trainers clean up the gunk that builds around her eyes. We noticed she was struggling to see a bit today and saw a big old goop! She was a little hesitant on letting us near her eyes, so while being extremely careful and rewarding her every step. The trainer then thought to teach Freya ‘chin rest’. This is where we simply ask for Freya to rest her head on the palm of our hand so we are able to keep her head still. Freya is still getting used to it and would only rest her head for a split second before coming off. We want to build up her duration over her next sessions so we can attempt to condition her to the tissue near her face and make it easy in the future for us to help wipe her eyes clean so the beautiful girl can see better! 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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