Maggie's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-06-22

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: Maggie’s first session today focused on her loose lead walking. We started in the classroom as she lacked any engagement and was more concerned about her environment than the trainer. We let Maggie have an explore of the classroom to help her get her bearings, after this we proceeded to walk up and down the classroom. She wasn’t keen on any treats to start with but as she settled down she started to eat some. This shows us that she was more comfortable in the environment as time went on. Her loose lead improved throughout the session, she started off pulling in front and not really responding to leash pressure. It’s always good to go back to basics with loose lead because you can never have too much engagement, especially in different environments. Focus: Distraction C+
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: For Maggie’s second session today we couldn’t really work on sit or down, which we would utilise for jumping when greeting people. With greetings it’s important to have them on lead, in a sit or down position, person can come to greet them, if Maggie stands up/jumps, the person backs away and you try again. Eventually Maggie will realise that she only gets pats when she is calm. For this session we worked on her place skill since she wasn’t taking treats and seemed quite nervous. She showed some good knowledge of this skill and allowed her to calm down a bit. We focused on luring her onto place, yes, reward, release. Keeping it simple sometimes helps them settle because they know what the task is and that gives them a confidence boost. We kept doing this for the session, by the end of it she started taking treats again and seemed a bit more relaxed. It’s quite normal for dogs to be unsure on their first day, there is lots of unfamiliar smells, sights etc. Focus: Back to Basics B
Skill learnt: Conditioning Comment: For Maggie’s last session we didn’t want to push her to much so we decided to go for a confidence walk around the property. We didn’t have any expectations for a nice loose lead walk we just wanted her to take in as much as she could. Maggie has high olfactory awareness and had her nose to the ground for the most part. Letting them demonstrate natural behaviours can also help them calm down and take everything in. Maggie did so well today, she was definitely quite nervous so it will be good to have her back frequently. This way she can get used to this environment and start to progress with distractions like other dogs and people. Focus: Conditioning X

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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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