Hera's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-11-11

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. This skill is good as it puts them in a controlled position while you can focus on other things. Hera did well in this session! As last time she struggled outside we worked in the classroom and cattery. Hera dropped majority of the session however at times when she was distracted she wouldn’t. If she didn’t drop she was told ‘uh uh’ and put into her drop. She was then released straight away without being rewarded and asked to drop again. By not rewarding Hera after the had to be told ‘uh uh’ and put into drop teaches her that she doesn’t still get a treat even though she didn’t perform the behaviour asked. The next step for Hera will be to slowly move to the outside environment where there isn’t many distractions and work on her drops. Focus: Repetition B+
Skill learnt: Muzzle Conditioning Comment: For Heras second session we worked on her muzzle conditioning. This is good to get her more comfortable wearing a muzzle. To begin with we started by getting Hera to put her face into the muzzle by herself. After she was putting her face into the muzzle we put it in her and started to do some play. This was done by Hera chasing around tennis balls and other toys. This showed Hera that wearing a muzzle can be related to fun activities. At times Hera would still pay at her muzzle however when she did she was told ‘uh uh’ to show her this behaviour is not on. The next step for Hera will be to continue conditioning her to the muzzle. Focus: Conditioning X
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For Heras last session we worked on her loose lead walking in the cattery. This skill is good to allow for walking without pulling. Hera did well towards the end of the session however started off very distracted. To help increase her focus she was rewarded more frequently and the trainer added in more turns to ensure she was paying attention. If she didn’t turn with the trainer she was told ‘uh uh’ and the trainer continued walking the other direction. Focus: Distraction 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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