Lady's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-10-26

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: Exposure Comment: Lady’s first session was focused on her ‘cat exposure’, just by walking through the cattery, passing the cat condos. Lady did very well with walking through, so the trainer then asked for a drop a few metres away from a cat condo with 3 cats in it. Lady was a bit cautious at first and let out a few barks, so the trainer released her, walked around the cattery and came back for another go. Lady responded a lot better and the trainer rewarded her every time she would look at the cats. Slowly, the trainer creeped forward, keeping up with her ‘yes’ rewards, until Lady was laying comfortably in front of the condo! She is still wary, but progressed so well during this session! Keep up the great work! Focus: Conditioning X
Skill learnt: Desensitisation Comment: Lady’s next session was focused on ‘grooming’. Lady did really well and did not mind the brush, but once the trainer worked her way down to her back end, Lady would fidget and make noises. The trainer responded to this by rewarding her more frequently, which helped keep Lady calm and still for the brushing part. If you are struggling at home, have a handful of treats ready and dispense them to her like a pez machine, it really does make a difference! Keep it up! Focus: Desensitisation B+
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: For Lady’s last session, she practiced her ‘hold’ skill, holding a fake bone in her mouth, quite fitting for halloween week! Lady is great at holding it in her mouth, but struggled with duration, which is what we worked on today. Lady responded well to this and gave it her best go! If she did not hold it for long enough, the trainer would use her non-reward marker “ah ah” and she would try again and holding it for just a fraction longer, which is great! Keep practicing this skill at home and she will be able to hold it for a few seconds in no time! 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 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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