Opal's Doggy Dayschool Report

2023-10-03

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 her first session today the trainer wanted to make sure Opals obedience skills were doing well so they took her for a loose lead walk with sits and drops. The objective today was to have her loose lead walk well the entire time with minimal treats as well as getting her into her sits and drops especially around distractions. Today the groundsman was doing some really noisey work with some power tools so the trainer did the majority of this training near and around this distraction. She smashed this today not breaking of her sit or drop once and listening to the commands instantly! This was a great start for the day! Initially he did struggle with this and the trainer had to return to basics, however he had a quick recovery and was being sent to place fairly quickly from the start of the session. The break command was the real focus of this session, if we can communicate when we want her to leave a certain position we can teach her to remain in these positions for an indefinite amount of time. For now we are just doing short stints in these positions before breaking her off and repeating but she is doing really well and started her day on a big positive note. Focus: Obedience B+
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: Today the trainer was determined to finally get Opal to start rolling over, or at least put some real work towards getting her there. To start like usual she was hesitant to even roll on to one side or the other so this was the focus today, if we can get her on her side it will be much easier to get her to roll over. It took most of the session but by the end she was dropping and moving on to her left side (this seems to be the preferred side) this was heavily rewarded and just before the end of this session the trainer attempted to roll over over, it did require a little help from the trainer pushing her over the tipping point but she still rolled over! The trainer wanted to end on this positive and some ended with some place training to really solidify in this great session! Focus: Foundation C+
Skill learnt: Middle Position Comment: For her last session the trainer worked on Opal’s Middles skill. She has been struggling a little with this skill recently so the trainer wanted to make sure they put in some work before the end of her day. She is able to easily go between the trainers legs however the turning around part seemed to still really stump her and without a lure it was difficult to get her to do the spin. However as the trainer started to move a little more they noticed it really enticed her to come back the other way before trying to sit again so they incorporated this into the skill. Once she goes between the trainers legs they will take a few steps forward to encourage the turn around. She is still using a lure however the trainer was able to almost phase this out close to the end of the session, now we know how to help entice that turn around the trainer believes she will have quick progress from here with this skill. Focus: Repetition C+

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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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