Milly's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-05-05

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: Obstacle Course (Confidence Building) Comment: Milly’s first session was the confidence course. This course is great to set dogs up for their training day as it lets them easily achieve the wins themselves! Milly needs encouragement to go around the course but as long as the trainer goes around with her she is happy. Focus: Confidence X
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: Next up the trainer worked on loose lead walking. This was done in the bottom car park and the trainer changed directions frequently to stop Milly from pulling. As she settled down and was more engaged the trainer took her within sight of a couple of very noisy dogs. Milly lost focus and pulled to get to the dogs. The trainer took her away again and got Milly engaged. Slowly then worked to getting within sight of the other dogs again. The trainer worked hard with lots of treats to help Milly focus and she did quite well. On Saturday make sure you have very high value treats. Soft and juicy. Also don’t feed Milly the night before or in the morning as this will help her be extra food motivated and assist in keeping the focus on you. Keep practicing skills in the backyard and get the skills perfected in the backyard before heading out for a walk. Focus: Distraction C+
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: Milly is still very reluctant to do her drops and is vocal and at times will try to mouth the trainer’s hand. The trainer took it back to luring to help get Milly dropping well. Once she was behaving better the trainer added in more duration. Milly did struggle with the distraction of the trainer moving around her. And then was reluctant to go back into a drop. At home make sure you are training on a leash and don’t take no for an answer otherwise Milly is going to push the boundaries each time and think she can get away with it. Milly did bark at a couple of the dogs that were in crates during this session but getting her focused again by creating more distance and using treats helped her forget about the dogs. Focus: Distraction 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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