Marie's Doggy Dayschool Report

2023-11-16

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: Paws Up (on object) Comment: This session focused on her paws up skill but adding distance and increasing duration. Marie showed good prior knowledge of this skill so we were able to jump straight into increasing distance. She did step off the pod a couple times as the trainer backed away but we just reset her and tried again. We made sure to increase the distance in small increments - setting her up for success. This is a fun skill to use while out on walk, sending her to do paws up on different objects. Focus: Duration B+
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: This session focused on her hold skill. We used a wooden spoon. Marie initially started just nibbling the spoon handle. Through repetition she started to bite and hold slightly longer each time. We withheld treats after attempts that weren’t so great and only rewarded ones closer to the end product. Marie did have a really good attempt where she bit and held the handle for about 1-2 seconds. We jack-potted this with lots of treats and a celebration. To finish off we did some spins and middles, it is really important to end on a successful attempt - no more “just one more time.” Focus: Duration C+
Skill learnt: Recall Comment: We worked in one of the front paddocks for extra distraction, however this area proved a little bit too distracting. The sheep/alpaca poo and cars really grabbed her attention today so we worked on her drop durations and some loose lead walking. Once her engagement improved we threw in a few recalls when she found a nice smell in the grass - recalling her away from it! Marie did improve throughout the session, the smells were just too good initially! Focus: Distraction C+

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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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