Maggie's Doggy Dayschool Report

2023-12-04

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: First session Maggie started learning place. Place is a great skill to help build confidence, help with self settling and can be used to redirect unwanted behaviours. The only rule of place is all four paws stay on the bed until given her release word “break”. To teach this we lured her onto the bed and once all four paws were on we marked “yes” and then released her with the word break. With repetition we were able to begin adding the verbal cue “place”. Keep practising this at home and to build a strong foundation of this skill. Focus: Foundation C+
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: Second session Maggie worked on her drop skill. She was very excited this session so we focused on luring her from a stand down into the drop position while using the verbal cue “drop”. When in position we marked yes and then kept rewarding every few seconds to help build her duration as she can be quick to pop up before her release word. Keep working on this at home building her duration up with low distractions at home. Focus: Duration C+
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For Maggie’s final session we worked on her loose lead. We worked inside the classroom to reduce external distractions and help build on her engagement. Maggie can get quite distracted by her surroundings and pull ahead, to help with this we use treat to help lure her to walk by the trainers side and to follow direction change. When she does pull ahead we stop and move the other way. At home keep working on her leash skills within the home to focus on building a strong foundation of her leash skills before adding additional distractions. Focus: Foundation C+

We recommend your next step should be…

Attend a Basic Obedience Course

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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