Nala's Doggy Dayschool Report

2023-11-08

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: We started with some place training in the classroom, this was a great way to build her focus and work around other dogs in a controlled manner. Nala showed awesome understanding of the place skill although did break position a couple times when the trainer moved quickly. She worked around other dogs, she would watch them but we made sure to reward good decisions and keep her engaged as much as possible with her trainer. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: We worked on her drop skill inside and outside the classroom today. While working inside we focused on duration around dog distractions, then outside we did more quick repetitions with no dog distractions. Nala did well to remain engaged with her trainer in both environments, we made sure to maintain that critical distance when around dogs - setting her up for success where possible. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: Lastly Nala practiced some loose lead walking around dog distractions. We were able to work at a closer distance with the help of some fencing. This meant we could walk next to another trainer/dog duo, safely. Nala did have a moment where she lost focus and barked at the other dog, but the trainer created some distance and used “search” - dropping treats on the ground around her to divert her fixation. Once she settled a bit more we were able to continue walking up and down past the other dog. She would occasionally glance at them but we said “yes” the second she did, this starts to change her mindset - that the other dog isn’t bad, they bring reward! It was also really important that we didn’t remove either dog from the situation, we showed Nala that even though she reacted like that, nothing happened - we showed her what was more desirable! 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 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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