Miley's Doggy Dayschool Report

2023-10-03

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: Muzzle Conditioning Comment: First session Miley worked on her muzzle conditioning. She is showing good progress with the muzzle on, we are able to clip it on and have it on for short periods of time. She does still paw at it at times and we redirect this behaviours with food before removing the muzzle, having a cuddle then repeating to make it a fun experience for her. We worked on patting and lightly brushing near her back end, while she didn’t snap she definitely wasn’t a fan of this and we were careful to avoid the knots that are in her fur. This will need to be shaved/trimmed before further grooming conditioning can be done around that area. Focus: Conditioning B
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: Mileys second session we worked on her place. Our focus was duration and send to place with doorbell and door knocking sounds. The trainer first started by sitting on a chair near the place bed to replicate a home environment while door knocking sounds played and then sent miley to place. She did quite well with this so we moved to mock guest arrivals, where the trainer sat giving miley a pat while another trainer stood outside the class and began loudly knocking on the door continuously, we then sent miley to place (we had her tethered) and moved to answer the door to replicate a real life scenario. Miley did really well going to place each time she was asked she only broke a handful of times. Keep working on this at home as management is key to strengthen this behaviour. Focus: Obedience B+
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For her final session we worked on Mileys loose lead. We started off outside the classroom on the pavement to build her engagement before moving to the kennels. As it’s school holidays the kennels are quite full so we worked inside them to begin with which helps build Mileys engagement around loud barking noises and the excitement of the other dogs without seeing them directly. She did pull ahead at times and get a bit distracted but began to start checking in with the trainer. We only worked inside the kennels as she was quite ready to walk outside a full kennel run but is showing good improvement with engaging with the trainer over focusing on other dogs. Focus: Distraction 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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