Marley's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-06-01

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: Drop/ Down Comment: Marleys first session today was all about her drop skill under distraction. We worked in the classroom for this session and focused on trainer movement. Marley did fairly well when the trainer moved slowly but as soon as they started jumping or running around her she would break position. We did the same movements but slower and more predictable, building them back up. We also worked on stepping over he while she remained in a drop, she didn’t seem to like this one so again, we slowed down and exaggerated our movement. By the end of the session we were able to step over her successfully once! Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Ring a Bell Comment: Marleys second session today focused on ringing the bell (like a counter bell). This is a shaping exercise, we present the bell and wait for her to offer a behaviour. Straight away she touched it with her nose, this was a bit of a fluke because after that we had to keep moving it around to get her attention. This is similar to “touch” but they have to press it a bit harder for it to make a noise. Marley did manage to do it a few times throughout the session, this one will have to be worked on more to help her understand the task. Focus: Foundation C+
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: Marleys last session today focused on her around skill. Marley already shows awesome knowledge of this skill so we started to fade the lure. We were able to point to the cone while saying “around” and she happily trotted around the cone. We started with a small distance (1 metre) and quickly increased it throughout the session. Marley did super well with this session, she seems to really enjoy this skill. Focus: Distance 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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