Hera's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-05-18

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: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For her first session we worked on loose lead outside with drops. She was quite distracted initially and resisted pressure when on the grass to sniff at different areas so we moved to the carpark. Her drops were also average and she often wouldn't go right down into a full drop unless told off. We worked a little on drop duration with another dog around that got progressively closer over time. She did well with this as the session went on and was able to engage with the trainer while walking a distance away from the dog. At home work on her drops and rewarding only for fully going into a proper drop right away. If she is good with this at home work on different environments with the same criteria. Focus: Distraction C
Skill learnt: Muzzle Conditioning Comment: For her second session we worked on muzzle while Hera was on place. She was a bit distracted by the 2 other dogs in the classroom but using search whenever she got fixated worked really well. She was hesitant to put her nose much into the muzzle to start off with but as the session progressed she did better and even started holding it in there for longer on her own. Keep working on this frequently at home, lots of 1-2 minute sessions throughout the day to keep it short and sharp for her. Focus: Repetition B
Skill learnt: Conditioning Comment: For her last session we worked on the search skill in the classroom around 2 other dogs. Hera loves this skill and easily redirects her attention as soon as she hears the verbal cue of "search". She did have a bit of reactivity towards a reactive dog in a crate but besides that did quite well. For the last few minutes we had her hold a drop duration to settle back down - she did struggle a bit with this and kept getting up on her own. 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 DoneĀ (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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