Harper's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-04-13

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: Charging the Mark Comment: In harpers first session today we conditioned her to our reward marker which is ‘yes’. For this skill she doesn’t have to do anything it’s just us saying the word yes and giving her a treat, so eventually when she’s doing a skill she will know when she’s done the right thing. After that we trained the skill place, place is a self settling skill with place all four paws must be on the object which is just a raised bed. Once all four paws are on we reward with ‘yes’ and treats. Keep repeating this skill as she is new. When releasing her from the place we say ‘break’ and lure of with food. Focus: Repetition A
Skill learnt: Muzzle Conditioning Comment: Harper’s second session we trained muzzle conditioning. Now with muzzle training you don’t just want to put it on her when your going to the vet or something she hates. Putting it on when taking her for a walk or confidence building skills. Now to condition this skill all we do is put treat in our hands while holding the muzzle as well so she has to put her face in the muzzle to get the treats. Now she will do anything for food, to continue this you need to work on duration with holding his nose in the muzzle. For this you just need to keeping holding food in there and saying ‘yes’ and good girl encourage her that she’s doing the right thing. Focus: Repetition C+
Skill learnt: Paws Up (on object) Comment: Harpers last session we trained paws up, I wanted her to give me her paw but she didn’t look that comfortable with me touching her paw so I didn’t want to push her. So we trained paws up instead, with paws this is a confidence building skills, gets them comfortable with walking on strange objects like the scales or a bridge. All they have to do with this is put there two front paws on the object, in this session we used a big step up, then we can progress to smaller objects or something that wobbles. She was unsure at first but she progressed really well towards the end. Focus: Repetition 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 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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