Mila's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-04-12

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: Mila’s first session is a new skill -walk behind. Out of the classroom Mila gets quite distracted by other dogs and often will pull and lunge towards them. The walk behind skill involves Mila walking behind the trainer for a casual loose lead walk. However, by having Mila behind will give you time to act and get Mila’s focus away from approaching dogs. Mila did well at this. Working in a narrow area and turning into Mila meant that she soon was starting to walk well just behind the trainer. Next session will be further work on this so that the trainers can then increase the work area. Focus: Repetition C+
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: Next up for Mila was drops. Starting in the classroom the trainer did a number of quick repetitions to help Mila focus. When age was doing this consistently the trainer took her outside. Keeping to the dirt or gravel areas rather than the grass, keeps the distractions to an appropriate level for Mila. The trainer again did lots of repetitions to help Mila concentrate on the job and not the distractions. At times Mila still needed the Uhuh word and a little leash pressure when she didn’t get into position. But overall she did a great job and even held position when she’s saw some little birds on the ground. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: The trainer did some more trick training with Mila for the last session. This keeps her mind busy and helps with her engagement with the trainer. Mila started with Ring toss. She is great at picking up the ring and now is starting to make the connection with the base and pole and getting the ring on! As Mila started to lag at this the trainer moved onto hanky pull. Because she has done this before the trainer worked in ensuring that Mila pulled all the hanky out of the cone before getting a reward. It did take a number of attempts but she did a great job. See our Instagram stories for Mila’s success. Focus: Repetition 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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