Lucy's Doggy Dayschool Report

2023-11-08

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: Place Training Comment: Lucy worked in this skill in our classroom under low distraction. We tested her knowledge of the skill, with Lucy happily hopping on the bed but quickly jumping off before her release word. We did some quick repetitions of the skill to get her engaged with her trainer and to start having some fun. Lucy started to show a longer duration as we worked, staying on the bed longer and longer. We then started adding in some small distractions, using movement like jogging and jumping to test her. Lucy would hop off the bed periodically but would stay on most of the time. She wasn't interested in taking treats at this point if the day so we used a lot of praise and excitement to reward her for her work. Focus: Distraction C+
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: We continued working on this skill inside the classroom under low distractions. We picked two points in the room and walk her back and forward in between them. If she walks ahead and pulls we turn around and walk the other direction. When she turns around and makes it back to our side we give her a treat and mark "yes". This teaches her that unless she walks next to us she won't get where she wants to go as well as that if she does walk by our side she gets lots of positive rewards. Lucy started the lesson pulling ahead, wanting to investigate smells in the room. We put in some repetition of the foundations, getting her engagement on her trainer. She started taking treats at this point of the lesson as she walked next to her trainer. She would still lose her focus and pull every now and then but with a quick reminder she would make her way back to her trainer Focus: Manners C+
Skill learnt: Recall Comment: Lucy finished her day with her recall skill. We worked in the classroom focusing on introducing the skill to Lucy. We did this by waiting for Lucy to be distracted before calling her name and saying "come". We then run backwards to encourage her to chase us. Once she makes her way back to us we lure her into a sit with a treat. We then mark yes and give her a treat. Lucy made her way back a good amount of the time, although sometimes getting distracted by things around the room which made her want to investigate them over coming back. By the end of the lesson, Lucy had full engagement, coming back to her trainer almost every time. Focus: Foundation 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 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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