Mila's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-03-18

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 today was all about her manners and loose lead throughout the kennels. When first leaving her kennel she is really wound up and eager to go, to help with this we slowly enter the kennel and wait for her to calm down before putting the lead on. Once she is calm we then proceed to get the lead on and start to exit the kennel, as soon as we reach for the handle though she gets very eager so we ask for a drop and wait for her to settle. Once she has settled we start to open the gate, if she stands up we close it. It can take quite a while for them to realise what is wanted from them but once they do it becomes quicker and quicker. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Spin Comment: Mila’s second session today was focused on her spin skill with some drop durations as well. Mila is doing really well with her spins that we can start to fade the lure. We practiced in a low distracting environment for this session as she is still learning this skill. Keep working on her spin skill as it can be used for engagement or just a fun trick! Focus: Repetition B
Skill learnt: Ring a Bell Comment: Lastly we worked on another fun trick; ring the bell with a rope! This skill requires them to pull on the rope which makes the bell ring. Mila did pretty good with this, she managed to ring the bell twice throughout the session! This sort of trick training is done through shaping, we slowly shape the behaviours we do like through rewarding and get rid of the ones we don’t like through withholding treats. So we can reward her for biting the rope and slowly she will show more and more of this behaviour. Focus: Foundation 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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