Maggie's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-08-27

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: For Maggie’s first session today we work on charging her reward marker and her place skill. This skill involves using a raised bed, a lead and lots of treats. This really helps dogs work on their impulse control, as they must have all four paws on the raised bed. To start this skill the dog is lured onto the bed with a treat, rewarded a few times and then released off the bed. We use a reward marker when the dog does something correct, we say “yes” and then give a treat. This way the dog knows exactly what they did right to get the treat. To charge this, you simply say “yes” and give a treat, over and over again. This way they associate the word “yes” with something good. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For Maggie’s second session we worked on her loose lead walking in the classroom. She did pretty good with this skill and showed some great engagement with the trainer. As she was walking by the trainers side she would look up at you, we then marketed this as ‘yes’ and then we rewarded her. She would get distracted by different smells but as soon as you got her attention back with the lure she did great! To work on her engagement this can be practiced in the house, backyard and front yard. Slowly building to higher distracting environments. Focus: Distraction C+
Skill learnt: Obstacle Course (Confidence Building) Comment: For her last session we worked her around the confidence course. This course has lots of different surfaces and weird looking objects. She did well with this and followed the trainer around! She was a little bit concerned at the start and was hesitant to start, but as soon as the trainer coaxed her with a treat, there was no stopping her. 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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