Harper's Doggy Dayschool Report


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: Harper was very excited to meet the trainer and jumped a few times so the trainer ignored her until she sat and then she got a reward. Once we were in the classroom she was too distracted so we worked on her engagement around the different people and dogs before continuing onto loose lead. Being so young, she was distracted quite easily and pulled so we worked on her response to leash pressure (when applied pressure she comes into it and does not pull against it). At this stage she is doing loose lead in low distracting environments. She did bark at a few dogs but this was out of excitement as she doesn't have manners just yet. Focus: Foundation C
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: She follows a lure really well so we tried luring her into a drop from a standing position. She got half way there and would keep her butt in the air so we tried again with a few repetitions luring her under our leg (rewarded as soon as her butt dropped). After a couple of repetitions of this we went back to luring from a stand and held the lure until she dropped before marking and rewarding which took roughly 5 seconds. She showed some understanding of the reward marker 'yes' at this stage. We also introduced her release word 'break' before she got out of position. Focus: Foundation C+
Skill learnt: Conditioning Comment: For Harper's final session we worked on her manners. As Harper is a puppy she is easily wound up so we focused on an 'all 4 paws on the ground' game. This included being exciting and enticing and when she provided appropriate responses (sitting or standing) she was rewarded. When she jumped up we said 'ah ah' and ignored her until she got down. She caught on to this pretty quickly so continue practicing this at home and with different people and in different environments. We also worked on her manners around other dogs this session. She barks at them to get their attention due to overexcitement so we focused on calm and focused behaviour with dogs around. She did well with responding to her name to redirect her attention where we could show her appropriate behaviour (engage with trainer). Focus: Manners C
Skill learnt: Crate Training Comment: Harper settled really well in the crates today! She had a few barks here and there but with a lickimat to keep it positive, she responded really well to it! Crate training is crucial for dogs as it is a great way to manage unwanted behaviour and assist with training. Focus: Duration B+

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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 DoneĀ (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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