Freya's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-10-27

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: Paws Up (on object) Comment: For Freya’s first session today we worked on her paws up skill. We practiced on the plastic pod, wobble board and even a Halloween themed bucket! She did so well with all of these items although she took a while to gain her balance on the wobble board. We were able to use the label ‘paws up’ each time and she seemed to have good word association. To make this skill harder for her we worked on her back leg awareness. This involved getting her paws up onto the item and getting her to move around with her back legs. To do this we use a mixture of luring and pushing her back end around slowly. She managed to do a couple steps with her back legs but this is definitely something she could work on. This will help with her skateboard skill and general body awareness! Focus: Repetition B+
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: For her second skill today we worked on her skateboard skill. We were focusing mainly on her confidence with movement today. She happily stepped up on the board and would walk along so long as the board was moving slowly. If the board moved too quickly she would jump off, using our foot to slow the movement of the board. After doing this for a while she was jumping off less when the board moved quickly. We were able to go from each side of the classroom without her jumping off. She has shown some much progress with this skill! Focus: Duration C+
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: For her last session today we worked on her chin rest skill. We started out by testing her knowledge of the skill, we put our hand out and waited for her to offer a behaviour. Unfortunately she didn’t offer anything so we lured her forward onto the hand. After a couple minutes of doing this we stopped luring her and just held our hand out. She started to touch the hand with her nose but we held out until she put her chin on. She soon realised that her chin is what we want on our hand and she started offering the behaviour herself. Although she would only do it quickly (on and off) it is great progress! This can be practiced and duration can be increased by holding back treats for a few seconds and then rewarding her for staying in position. She did so good with this skill! Focus: Repetition 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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