Pancakes's Doggy Dayschool Report

2023-09-14

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: In Pancakes' first training session, we emphasized place training amidst multiple distractions, including trainer movement, the presence of Waffles, toys, and playful sounds. Pancakes demonstrated a strong foundation in this skill, handling the initial challenges well. To further her progress, we recommend gradually increasing the level of distractions, especially when practicing in familiar environments. Although Pancakes was briefly distracted when she saw Waffles, she quickly regained focus and settled into the task at hand. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: During Pancakes' loose lead training session in the classroom, she initially struggled with distractions but showed improvement over time. At times, she tended to cut in front, but the trainer effectively used treats to guide her back to the desired position. To further enhance her leash manners, we recommend practicing both inside and outside turns. This will help Pancakes become more responsive and attentive to your movements during walks. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: During Pancakes' last training session, we concentrated on teaching her the "drop" command, which is particularly useful for cafe training as it provides her with a designated task (similar to place training). She showed some prior knowledge of this skill so we were able to push her further! When addressing barking issues, we recommend initially ignoring the barking or using the verbal cue "uh uh" followed by rewarding her when she exhibits quiet behavior. Gradually, work on increasing both the duration of the drop and the level of distractions. Incorporating a release word like "break" will help Pancakes understand when she can move from the position. Additionally, when she breaks the drop, use the "uh uh" cue to guide her back into the drop position instead of repeating the command. This approach will reinforce her understanding of the desired behavior. Focus: Distraction 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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