Holly's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-03-21

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: In her first session, Holly focused on building confidence around the trainer and classroom environment, while also building engagement with her trainer. We focused on the skill loose lead to help achieve all of these goals. Holly was initially a little shy in the classroom environment, however, after a few minutes, her confidence began to grow. She began the session very distracted and showing no focus with her training, the trainer used verbal encouragement to guide her into walking in the desired position. This helped build her engagement which improved over the remainder of the session. Focus: Foundation C+
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: In her second session, Holly focused on building her implied duration within her skill drop. This helps her understand to remain in the drop position and not stand up or break position. This is similar to stay but we do not need to give the dog a command, she learns to hold each position without an extra command. This takes time to learn but Holly progressed well throughout this session. She followed a lure well into drop, she did initially struggle to hold duration but with using a high reinforcement schedule (treats every few seconds) to encourage her to remain in drop. As the session progressed this was reduced as she was performing so well. Focus: Duration B
Skill learnt: Spin Comment: In her final session, Holly focused on learning the new skill spin to further develop her engagement and begin building her recall. Spin is a great skill to begin building recall, spin where the dog turns in a 360 circle. Holly was initially distracted during this session and struggled to follow a lure, however when the trainer increased the reward she began to follow it well. After several repetitions, Holly was reliably following the lure. 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 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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