Nora's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-10-11

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: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For Nora’s first session today we worked on her loose lead walking. She was a bit distracted to start off with, which is very normal for their first session. She was taking treats straight away so that’s a good sign she is already comfortable with the new environment, routine and the trainer. We did loose lead around the entire property, Nora seemed to struggle the most on the grassed areas with all the amazing smells. To combat this we would keep it really interesting, getting her to practice drops, spins and her loose lead on these higher distracting areas. She knows her reward and release markers really well so this made it easier for the trainer to keep the training fast paced and super fun. To work on her loose lead it just needs practice in high distraction environments and lots of treats to keep her engaged! Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: For Nora’s second session today we had some fun with her drop skill. Since her drop is pretty good we were able to test her abilities with a game of quoits. We were able to put her in a drop and then start throwing the rings all around the room (sometimes hitting the target). At the start she broke a couple times and tried to get the rings but we were able to verbally correct her and she went straight back into position. To help her understand we increased the rewards and released her after each throw. This is a great thing to practice because it helps her build impulse control and is great for high movement environments where she might have to stay in a control position. To further improve this skill it just needs practice with all sorts of different movement around her. Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For her last session today we worked on her engagement outside. We did a mixture of drops, spins and loose lead. Just like the first session she was quite distracted on the grassed areas so we worked on and off the grass. She did so well for this session and was really engaged! While doing loose lead walking we got her spinning and emergency drops. Making her do spins while walking keeps it super interesting and will help with her engagement. If you notice her getting easily distracted you can quickly pull out a treat and do a couple spins to help gain her attention back. If she is getting over aroused in certain environments and you need her to focus drops can be really useful. Putting her in a drop will help her settle down and take in her environment in a controlled position. Nora is such a good girl and absolutely smashed her training today, her engagement just needs practice but it’s already at a good stage. 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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