Maci's Doggy Dayschool Report

2024-01-30

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: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: We focused heavily on her manners this session, waiting for her to settle before proceeding anywhere. Before entering her accomodation we would wait for her to offer a better behaviour, then enter, wait again, attach lead etc. she did well to settle and didn’t jump once on the trainer. Once outside we worked on her drops around people distractions, even asking them to walk closely to us and approach. She did struggle when they approached straight on, so we increased the rewards and kept her in a drop position. Make sure to increase people distractions slowly. If she is jumping when you first get home, utilise baby gates, crates and/or have some treats in a container near the front door to reward and redirect behaviours quickly. Focus: Manners B
Skill learnt: Conditioning Comment: For this session we had some fun for Arts and Craft week. We had some fun creating some paw flowers. This is a great way to build confidence and increase positive experience with something new. This activity involves lots of touching and handling of her feet, so getting her comfortable and keeping it positive will help her with experiences at the vet, grooming and nail trimming! She did very well and cannot wait to show you her artwork! Focus: Conditioning B
Skill learnt: Recall Comment: To finish off we did some recalls, we found she was quite distracted when not in a skill so we utilised her sit and drop then recalled her from position into another one. We did also practice some while she was distracted sniffing something, but we made sure she was looking at us first before we said “come” as we didn’t want to repeat ourselves. This is a great way to do lots of repetitions, but remember to always throw some in when she is distracted as this is more “real life scenario.” Focus: Repetition 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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