Koda's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-04-08

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 today Koda worked on her loose lead walking. We practiced this just outside the classroom where there isn’t many distractions. We walked up and down this passage practicing her engagement and keeping the lead loose. She did really well with this and was able to settle down and show awesome focus on the trainer. Koda would get a little bit distracted sometimes but we would just turn around and go the other way encouraging her to follow. Koda is doing really well, the next step for this would be introducing more distractions. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: For her second session today Koda worked on her drop durations. She is showing awesome progress in her drop skill but still needs to build duration! For this we would use a hand signal (with a treat hiding behind thumb) and verbal cue to get her into a drop. Once in position the trainer would stand back up, mark and reward a few times and then release her. We were able to really push her duration as the classroom was nice and quiet. If you want to work on distractions reduce duration, but if you want to build duration lessen the distractions. Both can be increased slowly as they get better! Koda did really well this session, keep working on her duration at home, extending it more and more! Focus: Duration B+
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: Her last session was all about place training. Koda has amazing knowledge of this skill and would jump straight onto the bed. We worked on her duration with distractions, this means the trainer would move around, sit near her and jump around. Koda did well with all the trainer distractions, she went to step off a couple times but a quick “ah ah” was enough for her to realise. She did start barking at another dog during this session so we released her from place and did “search”. We use this to redirect the dogs mind away from the stimulus, this involves saying the word “search” and throwing treats on the floor right in front of them. This puts them in a different mindset as they are foraging for the treats and gives the handler a chance to assess the situation and either move away or ask for a skill. This stopped Koda from barking straight away and allowed us to go back into training even though the dog was still present. Definitely use this if she starts to bark at other dogs and she won’t respond to you. Focus: Distraction 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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