Mila's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-01-20

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: For her first session today Mila worked on her drop durations. She still needed a visual cue to get into position but she seems to understand the skill. This meant we could use the verbal cue as well, which is “drop”. Mila would follow the hand signal into position and the trainer could stand up, reward, step back, reward and then release. We kept the trainer movement slow and predictable as Mila isn’t quite ready for that much distraction. Working on duration means that distractions have to be lessened but it’s good to work on them simultaneously. Keep working on her drops, she is showing great progress. Work on them in the house, backyard and front yard. See how she goes and how far you can progress! The more distractions there are the more you have to reduce your expectations for duration, vice versa. Focus: Duration B
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: For her second session today we worked on her place skill some more but worked on the distance that she is sent to it. She seems to have good knowledge of place but we wanted to push the skill a bit further. We were able to stand approx. 1 metre from the bed, point at it while saying “place” and Mila jumped right on! It’s good to increase distance with this skill because you can build it up to sending her across the room or even another room somewhere in the house! Keep working on this skill, Mila is showing good progress! Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Paws Up (on object) Comment: For the last session today Mila worked on some paws up! We used a plastic pod for this skill and simply lured her onto the pod with a treat. Mila took a while to figure out what the trainer wanted but the second her foot touched the pod we marked “yes” and gave her lots of treats. After this she realised what we wanted and went straight into putting two feet on the pod! Mila did get quite distracted by the flies in this session and would lose focus. To combat this moved to different places in the room and practiced an engagement game. This involved rewarding her anytime she looked at the trainer by throwing a treat some distance away from her. Once she gets the treat and looks back to the trainer another treat is dispensed! Keep working on paws up with Mila as it is a great confidence building skill! 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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