Hazel's Doggy Dayschool Report

2024-03-07

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: Place Training Comment: We started inside, working on Hazel's foundations to assess her skill level. Hazel demonstrated a good understanding of the skill in a low-distraction environment. Initially, she stepped off the bed a few times, but after a couple of repetitions, she remained glued to the bed, hopping off the second we gave her the release marker, showing a good recognition of her markers. We then moved outside, near some other dogs, working right on the other side of the fence. Hazel was interested in the other dogs, wanting to say hello as they appeared, but she did well staying in the skill until we released her. She mainly focused on the trainer, glancing off to the distractions as we worked but always returning straight back to us. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: Hazel worked on her loose-leash walking outside in the training car park. We worked around a dog in the nearby paddock, focusing on keeping Hazel's engagement on the trainer. We walked between two points, going away from and then towards the paddock with the other dog. This was challenging for Hazel, as she would be approaching the other dog before turning away and having to walk in the other direction. Hazel would focus on the other dog as we started walking towards them, keeping her sight locked on them as we turned around at first. We continued practicing the skill, with Hazel managing to break her focus each time we turned. By the end of the lesson, Hazel's attention was on the trainer more often than on the other dog, happily giving her attention to the trainer each time we turned. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Spin Comment: Hazel worked on a bit of trick training for some mental enrichment and fun. We did this in the classroom teaching her the foundations of her "spin" skill. We did this by using a treat, luring her around in a circle. The moment she made it the whole 360 degrees around we marked yes and gave her the reward. This was a bit confusing for her at first but as she continued repetitions she managed to start picking, going around easier and faster each time. Next lesson we can start looking at fading out the lure, get her to go around with just a hand signal. Focus: Foundation 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 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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