Indie's Doggy Dayschool Report


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 the trainer thought they would do a little loose lead walking. This was decided upon due to her high energy levels coming out of the pet resort. Not only did she need a bit of loose lead training as she was pulling to start today but it’s also a great way to get the dogs attention for the rest of the day. She is very quick to learn especially when given obvious boundaries like with loose lead walking. Along with incentivising keeping her close with good rewards we can also make it easier for her to stick next to us by making walking next to us exciting! This involves engaging her excitement with movement as well as doing things such as talking with her as the walk is going on and keeping her attention! This is especially evident with other people around, if we stand still allowing her to focus on the other people she will loose interest with us so this is when we walk her away from this distraction and make ourselves more enticing! Focus: Obedience C+
Skill learnt: Conditioning Comment: For her second session today the trainer thought they would get her involved with our theme for this month which is self care! For this session the trainer worked on Indie doing her own nails! This was done by conditioning her to running her paw along a board which has sand paper on it, not only does this help with her nails it’s a great exposure session as well putting her paws on a new texture! In order to get her hitting the target consistently the trainer would present the board to Indie and allow her to make the choice to hit it with her paw, to start she was rewarded for any interaction with the board however she was quick to pick up what was going on and so the trainer then switched to rewarding her for only touching it with her paw, again she picked this up super quickly so they then withheld the treat until she hit the board a few times in a row getting her to “run” her paw along the board! Once she was doing this the trainer really pushed to solidify this behaviour before adding a verbal! She was so quick in her learning during this session and has really impressed the trainer! Focus: Conditioning C+
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: Since this was the first time training with the male trainer and since she had done such a good job throughout the day the trainer ended on some trick training! Trick training is not only fun it can be super engaging for the dogs and therefore buildings focus and engagement along with having fun! The trainer worked on two tricks today, roll over and “back stall”. Roll over is self explanatory and she is doing well with this skill, she is still following a lure to do the skill however he speed at which she is rolling over is much quicker showing us she is learning! However she had to start from the first step with back stall. A back stall is when we lean over giving Indie a flat surface on our backs to jump up on to! This was also started with luring and the trainer was just luring Indie up on to their back while she was in a sit! She did quite get up there today but she was really close and the trainer believes after a few more sessions of this she will be doing the back stall with ease! 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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