Marley's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-03-29

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: Marley was nervous of the bed to begin with (new scary object) so for the first few minutes we encouraged her to go on and off with the use of a lure. As soon as food was involved it instantly became a positive and before long she was going to bed on cue. She struggled with duration so we focused on this as well as distance and distractions. The trainer was able to walk around the room and play with other dogs. The only time she broke was when food was involved (bowls placed in front of her). From here the goal changed to encouraging Marley to ignore the food and complete the command by walking past it. We worked on small recalls as well with this. Due to Marley's food obsession we recommend feeding her tethered or in crate to avoid conflict with the other dogs. Having a dedicated bed that is hers only when sent to would also assist with place training aswell as resource thieving. Focus: Obedience B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: This session focused on improving her down stays. She didnt respond to the verbal cue or hand signal so we revisited basics of luring into the position. With the classroom being a bit more distracting she struggled to remain focused but overall did well luring into the position. She performed better from a sit into down than standing going into a down. Once she started improving the speed of going into position we introduced duration (down stay). She couldn't hold it very long so increasing duration became the main goal. She did not perform consistently enough to add verbal cue yet. Towards the end of the session the classroom had multiple dog distractions as well as ball distractions from another trainer. Considering these distractions she did okay with redirecting her focus. It would be a good skill to use before allowing her to eat dinner and would be good motivation for her to stay in position. Focus: Back to Basics C
Skill learnt: Recall Comment: Marley was very interested in the new environment so we focused on recalls when she was distracted. She was good with her recall until we moved to the carpark where her nose took her in all different places so we went back to basics when she was overly distracted. At one point a bird flew by and her instinct to chase kicked in but she recalled from it well. Next time we will venture to another new area to see how she responds (horse grounds). She was only rewarded with food intermittently during this session. Focus: Distraction 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 DoneĀ (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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