Phoenix's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-09-16

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: For Phoenix’s first session we worked on her drop duration. This is good at it can teach them to be calm around other dogs/people. This session was conducted in the kennels around other dogs (high energy). This was done as to begin with Phoenix was over aroused and was jumping/pulling. Therefore, she was put into a drop to allow her to settle in that environment. To begin with Phoenix would break her drop position frequently however by using ‘Uh Uh’ and putting her back into a drop position she increased her duration by the end of the session. Phoenix was also rewarded every time another dog barked, and she remained in position as well as whenever she made eye contact with the trainer after looking away. The next step for Phoenix will be to continue working on her drop duration around the kennels. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: For Phoenix’s second session we worked on her place skill. This is another skill which teaches them to settle around distractions. We started off by bouncing a tennis ball as a distraction and were able to work up to rolling constant tennis balls along the ground. Phoenix did struggle to begin with but after the use of ‘Uh Uh’ we were able to progress the session. She did really well using her impulse control at the end of the session. The next step for Phoenix will be to continue pushing her with higher distractions. Focus: Distraction A
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For Phoenix’s last session we worked on her loose lead walking. This skill is important to allow walking without pulling. Phoenix was very distracted and struggled with this skill today. Even in the classroom with low distractions she was unfocused and was pulling and zigzagging. As she was struggling the trainer used a lure to help her walk next to the trainer. By the end of the session Phoenix was offering eye contact however she was still struggling with low distractions. The next step for Phoenix will be to continue loose lead walking in the classroom. Focus: Distraction C

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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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