Koda's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-03-02

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: Place Training Comment: For her first session today Koda worked on her place skill with trainer distractions. These involved moving around the bed while she remains in position. She did really well with this, she broke position a couple times so we reduced distance and tried again. When another dog entered the room she got over aroused and was barking non-stop. To help with this we put her in a crate for a minute to settle down. When we brought her back out she was much more focused and didn’t pay the dog any attention. It’s important to know when they are getting over-aroused and how we can help them relax. Since it was towards the end of the session Koda was likely also tired and struggling to focus regardless. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: For her second session today we worked on her drop skill in the classroom. We worked on fading out the lure and just using a hand signal. When we use a lure we are already introducing a hand signal, so by fading out the lure we are doing the same movement minus the treat. She did really well with this, we also introduced the non-reward marker. If she tried to stand up before released we say “ah ah” and guide her back into position. We can then mark/reward after a few seconds. Keep practicing these, she is coming along nicely. Focus: Foundation B
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For Koda’s last session today we practiced her loose lead walking. She was very distracted inside as their was another dog training so we moved just outside the classroom where there wasn’t much happening. She did much better out here but would still lose focus and pull ahead, when she did this we simply turned around and encouraged her to follow. Every time she looked at the trainer we made sure to mark and reward, this lets her know that engagement is what we want! Focus: Distraction 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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