Harper's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-04-27

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: Obstacle Course (Confidence Building) Comment: Harper was quite nervous for her first session so the trainer took her to the confidence course. This allows dogs to have some good wins and let’s the feel successful. Harper loved the course and ran through with little help from the trainer. She came out with a happy face and a wiggly tail! It was great to see. Focus: Confidence X
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: Next up was place. Place is a great skill for dogs as not only does it help for impulse control but it aids in giving the dog a space to go to calmly to watch the world go by. Harper has a basic knowledge of this skill but struggled at first to get on the place bed. Once on she was quick to get off. The trainer did repetitions on and off and Harper progressed well. Increasing duration while the trainer moved around was the next step and Harper’s place skill improved well. At home practice in different parts of the house to change up the distractions. Focus: Conditioning C+
Skill learnt: Muzzle Conditioning Comment: Last up was muzzle training. Harper did a great job with this and the trainer was able to do the muzzle up a number of times. Make sure you keep the sessions really positive and when she is wearing the muzzle make sure it is for the most part when she is doing fun things. The trainer also tried to start on Harper’s drops at home, however, Harper didn’t want to follow a lure. At home use a lure to help Harper get into the drop position. Lure slowly from her nose to between her paws when she is standing. Focus: Repetition X

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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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