Kelsey's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-04-19

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: Kelsey’s first session was loose lead walking, however she was very excited to be coming out of the kennels. The trainer had to spend some time working on the door manners with Kelsey. Getting Kelsey to sit before going through gates or doorways is important for good manners and safety. No one likes to be pulled through doors. Kelsey was much more engaged with her walking today! Even with a dog nearby she pulled a little bit a change of direction and use of the yes word helped Kelsey to refocus. Great work. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: Next up for Kelsey was drops. This was done in the classroom with another dog nearby. Kelsey was quite fixated on the other dog to start with. However, as the session progressed she realised that the dog wasn’t important. Once Kelsey’s drops were going well the trainer started introducing the emergency drop. This is a great skill when out walking. Being able to tell your dog to drop and be able to keep walking yourself is great in an emergency! Kelsey did struggle with the trainer not stopping when asking for the drop, even if it was only one foot going forward by the trainer. It didn’t take long for Kelsey to get better at this and the trainer was able to start to take a couple of steps forward! Focus: Repetition C+
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: Last up was place by the big yards with a few active loud dogs. Kelsey broke place a couple of times just because of the livestock smells on the grass. She did improve with this so the trainer started send to place using a long line. Kelsey found the smells to much for this and the trainer needed to use leash pressure and Uhuh to get her engagement back and on place. By the end of the session Kelsey was going to place from a little distance. Sometimes the smells would tempt her but using the Uhuh word got her moving again! She did a great job! Focus: Distance 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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