Hazel's Doggy Dayschool Report

2024-01-15

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: Hazel went straight to work on her place skill. She was very engaged from the get-go today as we did some quick repetitions as a quick revision session. Once we were sure she remembered the skill, we started adding some duration and distance. We did this by making sure she stayed on until we gave her the release word 'break' as well as taking a couple of steps back and sending her to the bed from a couple of meters away. Hazel did well, stepping off a few times before her release, although spending most of her time in the skill patiently waiting. She took a bit of time to go onto the bed each time we sent her from a distance, although going onto the bed almost every time, showing she has a good understanding of the fundamentals of the skill. We can start pushing her with this skill, adding in distractions and furthering the criteria. Focus: Foundation B
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: Hazel worked on her loose lead in the classroom, focusing on engagement and keeping a loose lead. Hazel pulled a bit as the lesson began, but after a bit of repetition, started walking with her trainer. As the lesson went on, she started spending more time by her trainer's side. We then started walking by the other dogs in the classroom that were relaxing in crates. We did close passes as we walked, which led to Hazel pulling to try and say hello. Hazel eventually started to ignore them as we passed, focusing on her walking. Focus: Foundation B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: Hazel ended the day with her drop skill. We focused on maintaining her ability to go in and out of the skill without a lure, only using the hand signal and verbal. It took a few repetitions, but she quickly picked it back up, happily going in and out of the skill. We then put some time into her duration. If Hazel got up, we would gently guide her back down into the skill with the lead, immediately releasing her when she got back to position. By the end of the lesson, Hazel was consistently going into her drop with just the hand signal and waiting for her release word. Focus: Duration 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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