Molly's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-01-19

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: Trick Training Comment: For her first session today Molly practiced her ring toss skill. We did this in the classroom as their was a little bit of distraction. Molly wasn’t super engaged with the trainer so we focused on her hold skill to start with. Working on a skill she is familiar with helped her focus on the trainer and not what else was happening in the room. Eventually we could place the ring on the floor and she would pick it up and move it slightly. Since the environment is different to home this is great progress! Keep working on this skill in slightly different environments and she will have this skill done in no time. Remember, if you increase distraction reduce your expectations! Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: For Molly’s second session today we worked on her “around” skill outside today. We used a raised bed and a cone to do this skill. We started with Molly on place and then lured her around the cone, as soon as she was around it we marked “yes” and rewarded her once she was back on place. Molly was a little bit hesitant to begin with but once she realised she just had to follow a lure she perked up! Doing this outside and away from other dogs seemed to help her as well! This skill is great because it teaches them to go away and come back, somewhat like a mini recall. When they get really good we can send them around objects at a further distance. Keep working on this one with Molly to help her build engagement and recall! Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: Her last session today was focused on some loose lead walking around the spooky cattery and her door manners. Molly was a bit hesitant to walk around the cattery but with some gentle encouragement and treat reinforcement we got her through! We worked on her drop skill by some active cats and conditioned her to them as she seemed quite hesitant! We placed treats in front of her and waited for her to approach them, getting her closer to the door! By the end of it she was looking to the trainer and not at all bothered by the cat on the other side. Finally we practiced her door manners, getting her to drop while the door was opened, then releasing her once the trainer was on the other side. Molly’s drop skill is great and she has no troubles at all with her door manners! Focus: Distraction A

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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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