Hera's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-02-04

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: For Heras first session we worked on her place skill. This is a good skill as she can be put onto place around distractions, specifically dogs. When we first entered the classroom Hera was put onto place. After she was on place, another dog was bought into the classroom. Hera reacted and stepped off of place, when she stepped off of place she was told ‘uh uh’ and put back onto the bed. For the rest of the session we worked on her place duration to focus on her dog reactivity. When Hera was looking at the dogs but not reacting she was told ‘yes’. Hera did step off a few times throughout the session however she calmed down by the end and even turned to face the trainer. The next step for Hera will be to continue working on her place duration around dogs to continue working on conditioning her to dogs by using her obedience skills. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: For Heras second session we worked on her drop skill. This is a good skill as it puts Hera into a controlled position around distractions. Hera has really been struggling with her drops lately so we are going back to basics. We worked in the classroom with low distractions. We use a hand signal down to the knee and a loud command. The trainer found the Hera best dropped when she was infront of the trainer. If she didn’t drop she was told ‘uh uh’ and put into her drop. The next step will be to continue working on Heras drops trying to again fade out the lure from the knee. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: For Heras last session we worked on her skateboard skill. This is a good skill for boosting confidence and Hera always seems to love it! Heras biggest challenge with her skateboard skill is that she gets too excited and doesn’t watch what she does. To try get her to be calm we firstly ask for a drop and then get her to ‘skateboard’. After using drops as a way to get her to calm down she started doing amazing and was even riding it herself. The next step for Hera will be to continue working on her skateboard skill still focusing on using drop before she rides it. Focus: Confidence 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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