Montana's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-04-29

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: Montana was a bit nervous coming into the classroom for her first session. We spent the first half of this session just conditioning her to the new environment and the trainer. She is a very sweet girl and was happily taking kibble treats so wasn't overly stressed. For the latter half we worked on building duration in her drop skill around another dog - she was quite distracted by the other dog but only did a little bit of talking to it once. Initially she would pop right out of it but as the session progressed she started holding her drop a bit better. At home work on building her duration and having her get out of drop only when she hears her release word. Focus: Duration C+
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: For her second session we worked on the mat skill with duration. She was a little hesitant to step onto the bed at first but after some luring and encouragement she easily followed the lure onto it. She had good duration so we started testing with movement distractions (taking steps away while she stayed on place). She broke early the first few times but then improved well. She was less distracted by the other dog this time, even with the dog coming quite close to her while she was on lead or on the bed. Keep up the good work with this skill at home and start building the distraction levels! Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For her last session we took Montana into the cattery to work on her loose lead skill. She was initially distracted but interested and after a few minutes she remembered the trainer had treats and refocused. Once she was focused again she did quite well though would sometimes get a bit distracted at noise or movement she could see in the classroom. At home work on building her engagement during walks by rewarding her for checking in and walking nicely besides you. Focus: Distraction 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 DoneĀ (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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