Mila's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-01-21

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: For Mila’s first session today we worked on her place skill with lots of distractions. These included bubbles, people, lawnmowers, cans tied to a string and a pool noodle. She did so well with all of these, the distractions were moving slow but we were able to get them pretty close without her breaking position. The bubbles were a great one to work on because they fly and move quickly. This somewhat replicated flies which she really struggles with. She would try and bite the bubbles but she would stay on place! This is really good as it shows she is thinking about the skill! Keep practicing this, Mila is progressing so well. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Targeting (touch) Comment: For her second session today Mila worked on a new skill; this skill is called targeting, or touch. All this skill requires is for Mila to touch the wooden spoon with her nose. To teach this skill we simply place it in front of them and wait for them to exhibit a behaviour. Whether they look, sniff or touch it, we mark “yes” and reward each time at the beginning. The better they get the more we ask from them, so if they start touching it with there nose we will only reward for that. If they just look at it after showing they can physically touch it, we will withhold the treat. This creates a little bit of healthy frustration, makes them really figure out what we want! Focus: Foundation C+
Skill learnt: Paws Up (on object) Comment: For the last session today we worked on paws up again. We knew that Mila could do this so we worked on it some more. Mila is still in the luring phase and was a bit confused when we first started. But by the end she was standing on it with both front feet! Keep practicing this one at home, she will get better and better! Eventually you will be able to introduce the label “paws up” and point to the object. Go Mila! Focus: Foundation 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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