Mila's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-02-16

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: Place Training Comment: Mila’s first session was place near the office to watch the coming and goings. She was great to go into place but was soon distracted by the things going on around her. The trainer used the yes marker and soon had Mila engaged again. Throughout the session Mila did well but had a few times where she did react to a car or a dog. Generally she progressed well. Using high value treats do help Mila keep focus. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: Next up was loose lead walking. At first the trainer took Mila outside however Mila struggled to engage with the trainer and was very distracted. The trainer took Mila back inside and played engagement games to help Mila focus. This helped and doing loose lead walking inside with fewer distractions was much better. Mila is still young and still learning. She is also adapting to being in the kennels where it is very stimulating for her. Trainer will keep doing high repetitions and adjusting the distraction level to enable Mila to take it all on board and learn to resist the distractions. Focus: Repetition C
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: Last session was drop and it was good to see Mila progress throughout the session. At first she was reluctant to go into a drop position. However, using the Uhuh word and a little leash pressure It wasn’t long before Mila was dropping on command again. Part way through the session another staff member entered the classroom to take some crates out. It was quite noisy. At first Mila was distracted and eager to see the other person, however the trainer upped the number of treats with the yes marker. Mila was able to hold her drop and did an awesome job of focus on the trainer. The trainer also used the game red light green light to help incorporate play into the training. Revving Mila up and then asking for a drop means that Mila learns that no matter how excited she is she still needs to listen. She did a great job at this and had lots of fun doing it. Next time it would be good to see Mila settle quicker and is something trainer will work for the next session. 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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