Koda's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-03-18

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: For Kodas first session we worked on her drop skill. This is really good for Koda as you will eventually be able to have her remain in her drop no matter the distraction which allows you to have control over her no matter what walks past. Koda is still working on building her drop foundations so today we tried fading out the lure into just a hand signal as well as building small duration. To begin with we used a food lure to get Koda into her drops as she wasn’t following just a hand. As she started doing really well with the food lure we changed to just a hand lure. Koda again did really well and was following it into a drop almost every time! We started trying to fade the hand lure however this is where Koda struggled abit more. We started going to just above our ankle height instead of all the way to the floor. She was given abit of time to drop and if she didn’t then we wouldn’t reward her but instead asked her to try again. If Koda did go into her drop she was given a large reward. To increase duration we gave her constant treats while she was in her drop. The next step for Koda will be to continue working on the foundations of drop by practicing fading the lure to just above your ankles and getting her to remain in her drop for 10 seconds with the use of constant rewards. Focus: Foundation B
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: For Kodas second session we worked on her place skill. This is a really good skill for getting her to settle onto the bed. She did really well in this session! We started by sending her to place from just next to the bed and were able to work up to about 2 metres away. When we were building distance there were a few times where Koda would stop and look back however if the trainer continued to point towards the bed she eventually worked it out. Koda was also able to remain on the bed while the trainer took 2 steps back. The next step will be to continue increasing the distance she is sent to place and increase the distractions while working on duration by making small noises or stepping further back. Focus: Distance B
Skill learnt: Crate Training Comment: For Kodas last session we worked on her crate conditioning. This is good as it allows Koda to feel more comfortable going into the crate. Koda absolutely smashed this session and by the end was going in all by herself! We started off by throwing treats into the crate however after a few minutes we were able to simply point in the crate and Koda went in. Once all four paws were in the crate she was told ‘yes’ and rewarded. Koda was also expected to stay in the crate until released which meant if she broke before being released she was put back in. Towards the end of the session Koda was even going into the crate when she wasn’t asked! The next step for your little girl will be to increase the distance she is sent from. 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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