Millie's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-02-11

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: Play Comment: For Millie’s first session we worked on her engagement using play. When we first entered the classroom Millie was barking at the other dogs and was very distracted, we used play to create engagement with the trainer rather than the other dogs. We also started to condition the work ‘yes’ which is used as a reward marker. To do this Millie would be told ‘yes’ and then given a tug toy or a ball. Millie wasn’t yet taking food however she loved some pats/play so this was used as the reward. Focus: Conditioning X
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: For Millie’s second session we worked on her place skill. This is a very useful skill as it teaches Millie to settle onto the bed. If she gets worked up and starts to jump/go crazy, she can be sent to place where she knows she has to remain. To teach the foundations of this skill we used a tug toy as a lure onto the bed. When Millie stepped onto the bed with all four paws she was told ‘yes’ and given the tug to play with. The next step for Millie will be to continue working on her foundations of place by getting her to follow the lure onto the bed. Focus: Foundation C
Skill learnt: Paws Up (on object) Comment: For Millie’s last session we worked on her paws up skill. This is a good skill for building confidence. It consists of Millie stepping up onto objects, for this session we used an inflatable pod. Millie struggle to begin with and wasn’t following the lure (tug toy or tennis ball) up onto the pod, instead she was stepping around it trying to get the toy. After about a minute Millie stepped onto the pod and she was told yes and given the toy so we could play as her reward. Millie started to do so well by the end and had no issues stepping up onto the pod. The next step for Millie will be to get her to do paws up onto something a bit more challenging. Focus: Confidence X

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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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