Holly's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-02-02

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: Exposure Comment: Holly’s first session was exposure to the classroom, different people and dogs. There was a lot happening during Holly’s first session and the trainer made full use of it. In the classroom crates were being moved around and the trainer put Holly in a drop and Holly was great. She’s very food motivated and this helped keep focus on the trainer. Next up was near the office where Holly remained calm while a child approached and a male staff member was close by. Holly also remained engaged when metal was being grinded. At this time the van was being loaded with dogs for a hydro visit. The trainer put Holly in a drop and used the yes marker to help Holly not worry about the other dogs. Although Holly looked at the activity happening as dogs were loaded she didn’t break drop! Fantastic first session. Focus: Conditioning C+
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: Next session was place. This is a good skill for dogs to have to work with impulse control as well as helping dogs self settle while giving them a job to do. This was done with another dog close by. Holly was very focused on the trainer and although was breaking position with trainer movement to start with, with an increased frequency of treats Holly started to hold place more. The trainer also when breaking Holly from place walked passed the other dog and Holly did look but put attention back on the trainer. At home practise this in low distracting environments and slowly increasing distractions. Remember that Holly doesn’t have to sit or drop on place. Just needs 4 paws on the bed. Focus: Distraction C+
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: Last session for Holly was drops with dog distraction. Holly has a good grasp of drop, however she was very focused on food and would break to get the treats quicker. The trainer used the word uhuh to help Holly stay in position. When this was happening better the trainer then used food in the ground to help distract Holly. She really struggled with this and it took a while for her to realise that the if she stayed in position she would get more treats than if she tried to get the food on the floor. During this session Holly was training between two German Shepherds and she did not react to them at all which was fantastic. 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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