Opal's Doggy Dayschool Report

2023-11-28

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: Trick Training Comment: For her first session today the trainer worked with Opal on her parkour skill. Today they really wanted her to try and jump on a vertical wall! So today they started her on a pretty extreme angle and worked it back until it was perfectly straight! Like usual Opal surprised the trainer by launching herself at the wall! This was amazing to see and the trainer really shaped this energy into the activity! By the end of the session she was happily following the trainer hand gestures, after a few more sessions like this the trainer wants to try and get her running against an actual wall! Focus: Repetition B+
Skill learnt: Paws Up (on object) Comment: For her second session the trainer did some paws up with Opal on some new objects! This included the grass boxes along with a new wobble board both of which she crushed today easily. So for a challenge the trainer then tried to get her to go to place on to the wagon we have in the class before attempting to pull her along, this wasn’t just an exercise in impulse control but balance as well as she would have to balance to get into the wagon. As predicted Opal smashed this, it took her no time at all to figure out what the trainer was after and then to find the easier pathway of doing it, this session just really showed off her impressive learning skills and how quickly she can work out a skill! Focus: Conditioning B+
Skill learnt: Sit Comment: (Basic obedience) To make sure she wasn’t falling behind on her basic skills the trainer thought they would work a bit on them with her for her final session. Today the trainer worked on her place, sit and drop all while trying to distract her with a new challenge! With a popper (racket ball cut in half and flipped inside out where it’s then thrown at the floor ti make a sudden popping sound) the trainer would get her into one of these positions before setting the popper off near her trying to throw her off! Initially she wanted to eat the popper however with the help of her “leave it” skill the trainer was able to get her to focus on her skills and remain in her obedience skills while the popper was set off around her, this was a fun and productive way to finish our her day and the trainer couldn’t be happier with her! Focus: Obedience A

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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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