Hera's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-02-23

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: Hera began her day practicing her ‘walk behind’ skill for her reactivity workshop. Hera was so happy and excitable today and gave her full engagement to the trainer, which is awesome! The trainer started off by luring her behind as they walked, and after a few reps added in the verbal cue “behind” (please let us know if you are using a different verbal cue so we can change accordingly!) while still luring. Hera responded really well and maintained walking behind until she was released with “break” and walked a beautiful normal loose lead. Keep up the awesome work! Focus on beginning to fade the lure, she did not seem to fully understand the word “behind” yet as she only did it once or twice when asked without a lure out of a dozen. So proud! Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Conditioning Comment: Next up, Hera continued to work on skills for her reactivity workshop, this session focusing on ‘search’. The trainer was still just conditioning Hera to the verbal cue “search” with the action of throwing treats. Hera had 1 dog distraction and she did really well! Each time she heard the treats and “search” she would take her focus off the dog distraction and eat the yummy kibble. There were a few odd times where Hera would not search when asked, but as she is still learning the trainer did not use “ah ah”, instead they continued to call her name and gain her attention that way. Keep practicing this skill at home, she is smashing it!! Find something distracting and practice, practice, practice! Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: To finish up, Hera worked on her ‘drop’ duration while performing her ‘chin rest’ trick. Hera held her drop duration nicely, but struggled with the chin rest. The trainer is still needing to lure her face into the palm of their hand, but if the treats were gone she would move out of it without being released. Keep practicing this skill at home and see how you go. Focus on trying to fade the treat lure. Good work today, Hera! Focus: Duration 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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