Mabel's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-10-28

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: To start off Mabel’s day, we practiced her ‘place’ skill, with light distractions. Mabel does really well with resisting against toys, skateboards and dog distractions. Her biggest test is people and their movements! She has trouble resisting if the trainer was doing movements or crouching down, she would just try to run towards them! With the use of her non-reward marker “ah ah”, the trainer would reposition her and try again, but from a further distance and slowly work up to moving closer to her, so it isn’t so difficult for her. Mabel responded to this very well. Towards the end of the session she was a bit scared of the thunder, so the trainer focused on just conditioning her to the loud noises and gave her cuddles of encouragement. Good job, Mabel! Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Targeting (touch) Comment: Next up, Mabel worked on her ‘touch’ skill, both with a target stick and the trainer’s hand. Mabel did not seem to show much prior knowledge for this skill, at first she was intrigued and would boop her nose against the target, but after a while she lost interest and would instead drop. The trainer then switched to their hand where the same thing happened, she was very interested and then began to do her own thing. The trainer rubbed some fritz on the top of the target stick to encourage her, and it did help! Touch is such a great skill to have as it is also a confidence builder, it will encourage Mabel to give most things a sniff and a touch, to which you do the ‘yes’ reward. Keep practicing this skill at home, she is a clever cookie and will pick it up in no time!! Focus: Confidence C+
Skill learnt: Paws Up (on object) Comment: To finish off, Mabel practiced her ‘paws up’ skill, using the wobble board! At first Mabel was a bit skeptical, but with the use of treats, she was intrigued. The trainer helped by using their feet on either side to have the wobble board still for her, she then was more confident in placing her paws on top. Once the trainer felt she was comfortable with that, they removed their feet and let it wobble. Mabel was such a brave girl and started off with one paw, and by the end of the session she was confident to have both paws on the wobble board!! The next step for Mabel would be to increase her duration, this can be done by having a handful of treats and dispensing them one at a time, when you get to the last treat throw it off the board and release her. Keep repeating this and she will be a pro in no time!! Amazing work today, Mabel!! Focus: Confidence 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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