Hera's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-10-21

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 outside. We focused mainly on engagement with the trainer. Every time she looked at the trainer she received a reward. She took a while to focus on the task but eventually we managed to get a few good check ins. She is very distracted by her nose so every time she pulled to smell something we changed direction, encouraging her to follow. She seemed to get worse with the pulling as the session went on so we did a few drops to help her settle and engage on the trainer. Engagement is a critical thing for recall training so working on loose lead first is important. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Conditioning Comment: For Hera’s second session today we focused on some engagement games/tricks to help her really focus on the trainer. These included spins, mini recall and rewarding engagement. The spins were done while loose lead walking in the classroom. Every now and then the trainer would lure her around in a circle and then reward. This is a great way to keep their focus during loose lead walking because it keeps it interesting. The mini recall we worked on involves throwing a treat on the floor, when they look back at you, you say yes and throw another treat. They are getting rewarded for looking back at the trainer which is the foundation for recall. Lastly any engagement that she gave the trainer was rewarded because that is one of the most important thing for the basis of all training. These just need practice and she will soon understand that the handler means good things! Focus: Repetition B+
Skill learnt: Recall Comment: For Hera’s last session today we worked on her recalls outside but on a short lead. She was quite distracted for this so we worked just outside the classroom. We waited until she was distracted smelling something and then called his name and started moving backwards. As soon as she was moving towards the trainer we marked it ‘yes’ and rewarded. Sometimes she would come to the trainer but then immediately go off the other direction so she would have to be guided back and then into a control position like sit or drop. Making sure recalls end in a control position is important so that they don’t just come up and then run away again. She needs lots of work on this skill but has started out strong. Focus: Repetition C+

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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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