Hera's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-03-18

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 is really good for allowing you to place Hera in a controlled position around distractions. We worked outside today and Hera was very distracted by her environment to begin with. For the first minute she wasn’t dropping when asked. To help her settle we got her into a drop and remained in it for about 5 minutes. After using her drop duration to settle Hera started to go into her drops when asked. We did use a lure as she was struggling however she still did really well with all the outside distractions. The next step for Hera will be to continue working on her drops around medium distractions, ensuring she is going into the each time asked. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Conditioning Comment: For Heras second session we worked on her search skill. This is a good skill to help with Heras reactivity. We conducted this session in the cattery as the dogs out were very high energy and it would have been too much for her. Hera was particularly focused on the birds so we used them as the distraction. We stood at a distance Hera could handle and then every time she was to look at them she was asked to ‘search’. Hera did really well and turned her focus off of the birds almost every time asked to search. The couple times she continued to stare at the birds the trainer called her name and pointed to the floor once she had her attention. If she continued to not listen then the trainer told her ‘uh uh’ and walked away from the distraction. The next step for Hera will be to continue working on her search skill around medium distractions. Focus: Conditioning B
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For Heras last session we worked on her behind walk. This is really good for Heras reactivity as it allows you to be placed between her and the stimuli. Hera started off very distracted and wasn’t following the lure behind. If she went to walk past the trainer or pull she was told ‘uh uh’. After a few uses of ‘uh uh’ Hera started to concentrate and we were able to get her to follow the lure behind. She did relatively well however did go to walk in front of the trainer a few times. When this occurred the trainer turned, told her ‘uh uh’ and took a step into her. The next step for Hera will be to continue working on her Behind walk in a low distraction environment as while she did well there is room for improvement before progressing to higher distractions. Focus: Foundation 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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