Lady's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-03-23

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: Middle Position Comment: For her first session we continued work on Lady's Middles skill. She was very focused this session and went to Middles when asked. She was so good at this that we also practiced moving forwards, backwards and off to either side while she stayed in Middles (with luring) which was fantastic! Next time we'd like to start phasing out the lures and start having her move with just light leg pressure or with the trainer. At home have her go from place to Middles and then taking a few steps in any direction to continue proofing this skill. Focus: Distance A
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For her second session we worked on Lady's loose skill with food distraction. As Lady does really well with kibble distraction we decided to test her against Fritz as a distraction. This was a massive distraction for Lady and it took several laps for her to stop trying to steal from the plates. She did show great engagement after this but did struggle with the Fritz again once asked to drop next to it. Next time we'd like to see Lady less distracted by the Fritz - test her at home with similar high value foods to help her learn to ignore them. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: For her final session we worked on Lady's hold skill as part of her trick title training. Lady is starting to understand to hold for a second before dropping it so we focused mainly on having her hold for a second longer. While most of the time she held it for a second she did have a few attempts that went for 2 or 3 seconds which is really good progress! Next time we'd like to continue building her duration for her hold skill as the trick title requirement is a hold for 5 seconds. At home encourage her to hold it for 2 seconds before marking with "yes" and rewarding. Focus: Duration 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 DoneĀ (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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