Kimchi's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-10-29

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: Drop/ Down Comment: Kimchi’s first session was focused on her ‘emergency drops’ outside, then inside the classroom. Kimchi has good understanding of her ‘drop’ (down) skill, but if the trainer went above a walking pace, she would often not drop and sometimes just sit instead. With the use of her non-reward marker “ah ah”, the trainer would then try again. After a few repetitions Kimchi understood and started to drop beautifully, even if the trainer was jogging! Persistence and treats are key, keep up the good work!! Focus: Repetition B+
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: Next up, Kimchi worked on her ‘sit pretty’ skill. She still needed a lure to begin with, but after a few minutes and repetitions, she understood what was going on and performed better. We are still working on fading the lure for this, but she is so clever she will be a pro in no time!! The trainer was also focusing on her duration with this skill as she would only last for a second or 2 before plopping back down. To maintain the duration, the trainer had a handful of treats and would constantly ‘yes’ reward her. She did well, but still broke a couple times without being released. Keep practicing this at home!! Focus: Duration B
Skill learnt: Middle Position Comment: To finish off Kimchi’s day, she practiced her ‘middles’ skill. As she has good understanding of this skill, the trainer wanted to try adding in walking forwards and backwards while Kimchi remained in between their legs. Kimchi was not the biggest fan of this today and would break the position once the trainer tried walking forwards, even with a lure. The trainer persisted with this for a few minutes, but Kimchi seemed a bit skittish with it. Instead of ending on a bad note, the trainer then decided to just test Kimchi’s angles. She did really well! Kimchi was able to perform the skill with the trainer in many different angles, which is great! She struggles to go into the skill if the trainer is almost facing her, so that is the next goal for Kimchi. Use a lure if you need to! Super proud! 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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