Opal's Doggy Dayschool Report

2023-11-27

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: Opal started learning to transfer her place skill from a bed to a small mat. This helps be able to apply the skill when out in public easier, using something like a towel or a mat to have her go on place next to you at the park or a cafe, with her not being allowed off until you release her. This is substantially harder than a bed as the bed has a step up which acts as a threshold which clearly communicates the boundaries. Opal understood she was supposed to stay on the mat as if it were her normal place skill, although not keeping all 4 feet on the mat as it was a bit smaller, making her engage her brain a bit more to figure out why she wasn't getting the treat. After a bit of practice, Opal started hopping on and off the mat when asked consistently. Focus: Back to Basics B
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: Opal went over her TaDa! Skill, focusing on confidence jumping up on her trainer. The last time we introduced this skill, Opal wasn't sure about jumping up on her trainer's knee, so we spent some time luring her up, getting her confident in doing it. After a bit of repetition, Opal started to follow the treat up every time, only staying up for a second, although consistently putting both paws up on him. Once she was doing this consistently we started to work on increasing the duration of the time she was on the trainer. We managed to get Opal up for a couple seconds at a time as we reached the end of the lesson. Focus: Confidence C+
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: Opal went for a walk around the facility going back over the basics of her loose lead. Opal had low engagement this lesson, staying by our side most of the time as we walked although not keeping any of her focus on her trainer. She had a few instances of walking off ahead of the trainer, needing a quick reminder she needed to walk with us. As we made it to the end of the lesson, Opal started paying attention to her trainer, taking treats as we walked together for the remainder of our time. Focus: Obedience B

We recommend your next step should be…

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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 DoneĀ (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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