Nora's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-11-01

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 noras first session today we worked on her drops in the classroom and in the cattery. This was a great way to get her focused and engaged on the trainer. She did really well in the classroom and had great duration however, the cattery was a different story. We opened the door to the cattery and she was distracted straight away. We practiced her loose lead and drops near the entrance and eventually made our way in. She did ok in the cattery but would take longer to get into position and engage with the trainer. She still did it but was very slow so we made sure to wait for engagement before releasing and starting again. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For her second session today we worked on her loose lead and spins in the classroom. She showed much better engagement for this session and didn’t care about the other people or dogs. While walking around we would get her to do a spin at random times, this keeps her engaged with the trainer because she doesn’t know what to expect next. When we take her outside her engagement starts to lack, so we opened the door to outside and walked past it, waiting for her focus to be on us instead of outside. This can be slowly built up to going outside and having her full attention. The environment here is quite distracting and full of smells so it can be considered high distraction, so working in this environment will really test her skills. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: In between all her sessions today Nora spent the time in a crate, we had the crates uncovered so that she could see the dogs around her. She was in a crate right next to other dogs and seemed very relaxed. This is a great way to safely socialise dogs as they are calm and cannot physically interact. If the dogs are calm around each other they can’t learn bad habits and it teaches them that they don’t have to be over-aroused and playful when near other dogs! She did really well with this. For her last session today we worked on her door manners. We noticed at the start of training when we retrieved her from the kennels that she was full of beans and barged through the door. To work on this we put her in a control position like drop, opened the door slowly and then released her. If she stood up too soon we would say ‘ah ah’ and close the door and try again. This is great because it teaches dogs to go through doors calmly, it’s especially good if you have your hands full and can’t have a dog pull you through. She picked this up really quick and showed great progress throughout the session! 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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