Indie's Doggy Dayschool Report

2023-12-06

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: For her first session today the trainer worked on her loose lead walking around other dogs. Today she was worked outside and she did amazing and really impressed the trainer. Not only did she keep an amazing loose lead, the few times she did hit the end of the line she was quick to return to the trainers side and did require a lure to return! Her work around the other dog was fantastic! She didn’t need any good distractions to gain her attention and the few times she did lock on to the other dog as it came a little close she was quick to return that focus on the trainer as they started moving away from the other dog, watching this critical distance is vital when doing loose lead around other dogs, we can decrease this distance with exercises like we did today however this must be a slow building process, we recommend that while you are walking Indie start moving her in the opposite direction the moment you notice her starting to lock her focus on to something that isn’t you! Focus: Manners B+
Skill learnt: Spin Comment: For her next session the trainer did some more twirl with Indie. To start she wasn’t doing “spin” so the trainer did a quick refresher on this and got her back up to speed before attempting to do twirl with her. What the trainer found was that she actually found it easier to do a twirl rather than a spin and this was worked on a lot today! She is really smashing this out and the trainer was even able to phase out the lure for this skill today having Indie just follow the hand gesture and verbal command! Focus: Back to Basics C+
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: For her last session the trainer wanted to work on a few different skills including a brand new one! They started with a bit of touch targeting, this is when Indie hits a certain target with either her nose or her paw. She smashed this out easily being able to hit the targets without a worry even when the trainer put barricades in front of Indie. The second skill she worked on which was new is something the trainer calls “wall walking” this is when her two front paws are up on something for support and she uses her back legs to shuffle along a wall. To start the trainer got her to put her paws up on a low grass square, they then got her into a middles positions and as they slowly moved sideway so did Indie. Since she is just starting the trainer started slowly, rewarding for every single little step she was taking, the idea is that we will get her to a point where she is quickly shuffling along but to start we need to go slow and build her up gradually, all in all Indie was amazing today putting in the hard work towards her skills and reaping the benefits! Focus: Conditioning 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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