Hera's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-12-14

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: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For Hera’s first session today we worked on her loose lead walking in the kennels, carpark and the cattery! We worked on her manners getting her from the kennels, she was very excited to get going but we made sure to have her sitting before we opened each door! She did really well with her door manners but as soon as we got outside we had to really work hard to gain her focus. As soon as she noticed the treats we were able to lure her around into the heel position and work on her loose lead. Every time she pulled in front we turned around. It didn’t take long until we were in the cattery, she was very curious about all the smells but she did very well to engage with the trainer! We were able to walk all through the cattery with her focused on the trainer, she would occasionally sniff something as we walked by but she didn’t pull or stop! Keep practicing this but she is definitely ready for more distractions! Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: For Hera’s second session today we worked on her drops in the cattery. She has good foundations of this skill but we wanted to test her with distractions and also work on the speed of which she gets into position. Hera has a tendency to drop ¾ of the way, her elbows will hover just above the ground. To combat this we would only reward her for attempts that she went 100% down, if she didn’t do it correctly we would release her straight away and try again. By the end of the session she was doing much better but she would occasionally throw in a cheeky drop, which she wouldn’t be rewarded for. Hera might just need some practice on her drops, going back to basics and just reminding her what the position is that gets the reward. She did really well in the cattery, she was super focused and couldn’t care less about the smells! Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Targeting (touch) Comment: For her last session today we worked on her touch/target skill. She appeared to have some knowledge of this skill but would always mouth/bite the spoon so we worked on just getting her to touch it with her nose. Since the spoon might resemble something of a toy, we held the spoon so only the end of it was visible. Doing this made it harder for her to try and play with. She seemed to know this skill already so she were able to just present the spoon and wait for her to show the behaviour. Anytime that Hera just slightly touched it, we marked “yes” immediately and then pulled the spoon away to stop her biting it. By the end of the session Hera was doing much better, she started to ‘boop’ it with her nose instead of mouthing it. Just keep practicing this skill, making sure only to reward the successful attempts since she knows the skill. Focus: Back to Basics 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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