Hera's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-11-04

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: Drop/ Down Comment: For Heras first session we worked on her drop skill outside. This skill is useful as it teaches them to stay in a stationary position around distractions. Hera really struggled outside today as she was distracted by all the smells and noises. To begin with Hera wasn’t dropping when asked. If she didn’t drop when asked she was told ‘uh uh’ and put into a drop position. As soon as she went into a drop she was released and then asked to drop again. For the first 5 minutes of the session Hera was really struggling however after these 5 minutes she started to give the trainer her focus and was dropping when asked. While at times she was slow with her drop she improved from the start of the session. When Hera did drop when asked she was rewarded heavily. The next step for Hera will be to continue working on her drops outside. Focus: Repetition C
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For Heras second session we worked on her loose lead outside. This skill is important as it allows nice walking without pulling. Hera did well in this session and by the end was showing good engagement. To begin with Hera was distracted and had her nose to the floor. When the trainer would turn, she wouldn’t notice and would keep walking. When Hera wouldn’t turn with the trainer the trainer would tell her ‘Uh uh’ and continue walking in the opposite direction. However, when Hera would turn with the trainer she would be told ‘yes’ and rewarded. Hera was also rewarded when she made eye contact with the trainer. The next step for Hera will be to continue working on her loose lead outside focusing on increasing her engagement around all the different smells and noises. Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Muzzle Conditioning Comment: For Heras last session we worked on her muzzle conditioning. This is important to allow for Hera to be more comfortable wearing a muzzle. Hera started off well as she was placing her face into the muzzle without any lures. However, once the muzzle was on, she started to freeze and didn’t move her head. To help decrease this behaviour the trainer was giving her frequent rewards just for having the muzzle on, she was also getting Hera to move her head slightly to reach the treat. The next step for Hera will be to continue conditioning her to the muzzle so she feels more comfortable with it on. Focus: Conditioning 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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