Opal's Doggy Dayschool Report


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: Todays first session was done inside the classroom as the trainer noticed opals biggest distraction wasn’t smells or sounds but rather other people, she is just Mrs social and wants to be involved in all the trainers chats! So today the since the majority of trainers were in the classroom this is where the training was done. The focus of this session was on Opal staying in place even when the trainer moved away from her and joined the group of trainers. Initially she really struggled as she just wanted to be involved however it didn’t take her long to realise the rules and she was able to really hold her energy and stay on place even though the frisbee could see all she wanted to do was come over and say hello, asking her to get into a drop helps with this even when she is on place and as a reward the trainer would break her off place and allow her to interact with the other trainers which she loved! Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For her second session today the trainer worked on her Loose lead walking and some basic obedience skills around other dogs and people. For this session the trainer took her outside to the lovely sunshine and worked her in the car park. Today the focus of the session was on distractions and working around others. Not only did Opal keep a great loose lead almost the entire time, the few times she did break she was very easy ti be brought back to the trainer and was soon walking next to them again. She was able to sit and drop with the hand gestures and the verbals and minimal treats were used today. The trainer was especially impressed with Opals ability to get into a sit while moving and then remain in sit as the trainer continued walking, this was very impressive and shows some great progress from Opal even after all this time training with us! Focus: Obedience B+
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: For her final session today the trainer had some fun with Opal and did some more work on her skateboard! She had her “launch pad” today and was able to get some great runs in pushing the board (she made it across the classroom again!) however the trainer has noticed she is now trying to jump her whole body on the skateboard! So we don’t get rid of the verbal for her pushing the board with 2 paws on and 2 off the trainer has started pairing the verbal “ride it” to her getting on the board fully and riding it! She only did this a few times today but is doing it on her own accord which is much easier to then shape this behaviour into a skill rather than teaching her from scratch! Focus: Repetition 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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