Molly's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-05-31

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: Drop/ Down Comment: For Mollys first session today we worked on her drop skill. Molly is super food motivated so this made it easy to lure her around. We could lure her forward a couple steps and then straight down into a drop position (looks like a sphinx). Once she was in this position we marked “yes,” released “break” and rewarded her. Since she was so fixated on the treat it made it difficult to move our hand away once she was in position. Keep working on this at home, once she is in a drop try moving your hand a little bit away from her before releasing. She is getting the position down pat, now we just need to increase that duration! Focus: Foundation C+
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: Mollys second session was a fun version of place training. For this we used the large wobble board. We did practice place on a normal raised bed a few times to help her get into the swing of it. After this we lured her onto the wobble board, marked yes, rewarded and then released her. Exactly the same as if we were teaching it on a raised bed. Molly wasn’t fussed about the wobble board and jumped straight on, we could even take a step back while she remained in place! Keep working on her place skill, using different objects to send her to. For now make sure it’s something with clear/defined edges. Focus: Duration B+
Skill learnt: Paws Up (on object) Comment: For Mollys last session we wanted to work on her paws up skill, focusing primarily on duration. Since she isn’t bothered by the different paws up pods, we could work on the actual position rather than it being a confidence building exercise. For this we lured Molly up onto the pod (front feet only) marked yes and rewarded while in place. Like with her drop skill she tended to brake position to follow the trainers hand. To help with this we lured her on, rewarded, then moved our hand above her just out of reach. After a while we could keep her in position while the trainer got another treat out of their pouch. Keep working on this one at home, focus on building duration and keep using your release word! Focus: Duration 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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