Montana's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-05-27

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: Place Training Comment: For her first session today we worked on Montanas place skill outside. We decided to test her with some dog and people distractions. Montana did really well with this, she was super excited but managed to hop on place and stay there, despite all the barking dogs and people walking past. While on place the trainer tested her with some quick movements and some distance. The trainer would jump, skip and walk around the bed, Montana struggled a little bit with the skipping so we slowed it right down and built it back up. She did really well with this and enjoyed cuddles each time she was released. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For Montanas second session today we worked on some loose lead walking all around the property. We focused on improving her engagement with the trainer (check in more frequently) through marking and rewarding each time she looked at them. The only area Montana struggled in was the grass, she got the zoomies and wanted to play. To help with this we moved off the grass, asked for a sit, released and tried again but in a calmer state of mind. Eventually we were able to walk nicely through this area, we made sure to ask for a sit every now and then just to stop moving and settle! Keep working on this one, especially on your walks, really work on keeping that engagement on you. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: For her last session today we focused on her drop skill outside. She wasn’t overly fussed about playing with the ball today so we did some red-light-green-light with trainer play! She really enjoyed playing with the trainer and would still listen to them when they asked for a drop! We had to be clear with hand and verbal signals to make sure she heard us. Keep working on this with Montana, it’s a great way to teach impulse control as they switch between play and control position! Make sure not to raz her up too much that she doesn’t listen, find that middle ground. Focus: Distraction B

We recommend your next step should be…

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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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