Ivy's Doggy Dayschool Report

2023-09-19

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 ever session with us today the trainer just wanted to form a good bond with Ivy and show her she has nothing to worry about when coming here for training. To do this they took Ivy for a confidence walk around the property to allow her to explore and settle into the environment. To the trainers surprise Ivy approached the trainer (while a bit slowly) almost as soon as they came into accomodation. Not once did she pull on lead and the trainer was able to start charging her marker as she was taking food rewards! The trainer then thought since she was doing so well started walking her around another dog. This other dog was very interested in Ivy however since the trainer had gained her engagement and charged her marker Ivy only had eyes for the trainer and was able to easily walk keeping engagement with the trainer and even going into sit for the trainer while the dog walked near her! Focus: Foundation C+
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: For her second session today since she smashed out her loose lead walking around other dogs the trainer wanted to establish where she was at with her basic obedience skills. The first skill to to be worked on today was her “place” skill which can also be known as “bed”. She didn’t seem to have a good understanding of this skill so the trainer just started from scratch with her. Initially we just want her getting onto the place bed with all 4 paws not leaving the area before we start adding in the verbal “place”. She smashed this today as well being able to progress to adding the verbal by the end half of the session, if you use a different word at home or would like to please advise us on what you would want this to be so we can start using this verbal command but if you’re happy for us to use “place” we can continue the training with this. Focus: Foundation C
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: The second basic obedience skill the trainer worked with Ivy in was her drop. First the trainer tested her “sit” command which she did great at, while still needing some food motivation she was able to “sit” with just the verbal command which is fantastic. However her “drop” needed a bit of work. To help her with this the trainer utilised the under the leg method which involved luring Ivy under the trainers raised leg giving her a barrier she had to drop down under to get the treat. Through this method the trainer was able to get Ivy consistently dropping down on to the floor, it is here we can start teaching the verbal command to Ivy calling out “drop” as soon as her stomach hit the floor. By the end of the session she still needed a food lure however was able to start dropping down without the use of the raised leg and had started to learn the verbal command quite well. Focus: Foundation 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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