Harley's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-04-04

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: Harley’s first session was loose lead walking and this was started outside from the kennels. Harley was to excited and to distracted for this to continue outside so the trainer finished the session in the classroom. In the classroom Harley was still quite excited as there were other dogs in close proximity. Including Oli! As Harley jumped and pulled on the lead the trainer just changed direction and it didn’t take long for her to settle into a fantastic engaged loose lead walk. There was another dog doing loose lead in the classroom as well and both dogs were able to train well side by side! At home keep training with low distractions. Focus: Repetition B
Skill learnt: Middle Position Comment: Next up was middles. Harley was a bit nervous about going through the trainer’s legs. Lots of treats were used initially just getting Miss Harley comfortable going through the legs. As she got better at this the trainer then started luring Harley through. Harley did well with this but when the trainer tried to stand up straight and lure Harley into a sit, Harley either backed away or ran straight forward. In the end Harley luring well to between the legs but into a drop. Not a big deal at this stage, as Harley gets more confident at the skill a sit can easily be trained over the drop. Alternatively we can leave it as drop! Focus: Repetition C+
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: Last up was drops for Harley. The trainer decided to work on these in the classroom, given Harley was distracted. At first the trainer needed to lure Harley into a drop and she would then pop straight back up again. The trainer did lots of quick repetitions to help cement the word drop with the skill and help Harley to drop better. This worked well and then the trainer moved onto helping Harley hold position longer. This was done using the yes word more frequently. Harley progressed well over the session! At home, again low distractions with lots of reps! Both dogs also worked on doors manners today. Think they were a bit excited to be back! 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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