Phoenix's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-10-12

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: Drop/ Down Comment: This morning Phoenix worked on her ‘door manners’ as she was a bit shocking with waiting today. The trainer put her in a drop and opened the door slowly, if Phoenix tried to break the trainer would shut the door and use her non-reward marker “ah ah” and reposition her back into a drop. This was repeated multiple times until Phoenix understood what was being asked, relaxed and then proceeded. By the end of the session Phoenix displayed some beautiful door manners and was rewarded heavily if she did not need to be reminded to do what was asked. Keep up the awesome work! Focus: Manners B+
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: Next up, Phoenix worked on her ‘loose lead’ walking inside the cattery. She did very well!! She had excellent engagement throughout her whole session. There were the odd couple of times where she would want to say hello to a kitty, but with “ah ah” she instantly gave her attention back to the trainer. Keep up the amazing work with this at home, next time we will test her engagement in a higher distracting environment! Focus: Distraction A
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: To finish off, Phoenix worked on her ‘place’ skill, focusing on duration with distractions. She did super well and was not phased by tennis balls, skateboards or other dogs! Her BIGGEST distraction was when the trainer would get excited, making noises and big movements, so that was then the main focus. Each time Phoenix would attempt to break place, the trainer would use “ah ah” and reposition her. She started off with slow, less dramatic movements and Phoenix coped nicely, the trainer would then increase this level of excitement. Phoenix would still break at massive movements but the trainer was proud of her efforts. Keep up the amazing work and remember to slowly build these distractions and she will be a pro in no time! Focus: Distraction 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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