Freya's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-04-14

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: Freya’s first session was ring toss. After Freya got the cuddles out the way she settled into work, however she needed a lot of encouragement to keep interest in the game. The trainer got Freya to pick up the ring and started to work on her holding it longer. As Freya lost interest in this the trainer used a different method and started with putting the ring on the pole and working on Freya taking it off. This had a little more success. Going forward practise Freya taking the ring off. This then can be shaped later to be putting the ring on. (Backward chaining) Focus: Repetition C+
Skill learnt: Recall Comment: Next up for Freya was recall. The trainer did this near the kennels but no dogs visible. But lots of livestock smells. At first Freya really had her nose to the ground and needed the tug on the leash to get her to return. As the session went on, using a high pitch voice, visible treats and running backwards helped grab Freya’s attention and had her recalling much better. Remember to not use the word come unless she is 100% returning to you. Focus: Distraction C+
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: Lastly was place with dog distraction. The trainer set up just outside the training room door. There was a dog chasing balls in the training yard. This was about as close as Freya could get and still learn. Just! She was highly distracted and vocal. She stayed on place when asked for the most part but when she broke it was with force with intent to go and run to the dog. Freya had to work hard in this session and she does need a lot of work in this area. Towards the end of the session the other dog left and the trainer rewarded Freya with time in the training yard playing with Freya. It was a good way for her to learn the big reward will come if you train well. Focus: Distraction D+

We recommend your next step should be…

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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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