Phoenix's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-04-07

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: Phoenix’s first session today worked on her loose lead walking outside. When we first retrieved her from the kennels she was super excited so we had to work on some door manners to help her settle down. At every door/gate we approached we made sure to put her in a drop, open the door and then release her when ready. This helps her settle and bring her mind back to the task. Once outside she did pretty good, she had moments of distraction but we were able to redirect her focus by changing directions. By the end of the session she was doing much better and was showing the trainer good engagement. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Targeting (touch) Comment: For the second session today phoenix worked on “touch”. For this we used a touch stick and presented it to her. She seemed to have knowledge of this skill so we were able to push it further. We would ask for a drop and then send her to the stick. We held it either side of the trainer and phoenix did well. She was able to jump up, touch the stick, get a reward and then go back into a control position. She seemed to really enjoy this skill and it exhausted her quickly! Focus: Repetition A
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: Her last session today focused on her drop skill around dog distractions. She got very excitable when she saw the other dog on place, this makes us believe she doesn’t know how to just exist around other dogs. Sometimes dogs don’t understand that they don’t have to greet every other dog when they’re out and about. To help with this we gave phoenix a job to do, this included a drop, sit or loose lead with engagement on the trainer. She did really well with this and we were able to get her in a drop in front of the other dog and keep her focus on us! Keep working on this, remember that she needs a job to do when there is something distracting like a dog! Focus: Distraction 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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