Inca's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-08-06

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: Inca’s first session was a loose lead walk with exposure to workman and heavy machinery, and then cats. Her loose lead walking is pretty good but she did pull a little. Everytime she pulled the trainer changed direction and got Inca’s focus back. As she is very food motivated, treats were also used to help keep her attention. Inca was quite nervous around the loud machines but once again the treats won out and she was soon fine with sitting and having treats and cuddles while the machines worked near her. Next stop was the cattery and she did start to bark at the cat. Again the trainer used the yes marker and treats to reward Inca for remaining calm and not reacting to the cat. She settled well and although watched the cat she didn’t react to it. Which was awesome. Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: Drops in the kennel aisle was the focus of the second session with Inca. There were lots of dogs in the vicinity and by getting Inca to drop, this gives her a job to do rather than focus on the dogs. She did quite well, although the noisy environment was a tad worrying for her and she was clearly out of her element. Despite this she did perform her drops really well and didn’t react at all to the other dogs other than looking at them. Going forward it would be great to continue to practice this with Inca to get her used to this environment. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: Final session for Inca was place with send to place. Like Albie she did struggle at first to stay on the bed with the trainer walking around. However, before long Inca had it nailed and started working on send to place. Inca did extremely well with this and could actually go to place for quite a distance with just a point of the finger and the verbal command. There were very few distractions in the classroom this afternoon, so next time it would be good to have Inca do this with higher level distractions. Focus: Repetition 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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