Phoenix's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-03-17

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: Middle Position Comment: Phoenix began her day practicing her ‘middles’ skill, focusing on adding in movement with other dog and trainer distractions in the room. She did really well! She listened to her trainer and had beautiful engagement. Although she was a little confused when the trainer first began to walk with her in the position and even put herself into a drop, with the help of a heavy lure she prodded along nicely, enjoying every treato she got! Keep practicing this at home and if you see she is struggling, take a couple steps, stop and reward, then keep walking forward. Sometimes she may just get a bit flustered and start doing other skills as a result of it. Great work, Phoenix! Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: Next up, Phoenix worked on her ‘loose lead’ walking, focusing on building her engagement around distractions. She did really well!! It took her a minute or 2 to find her rhythm, but once she did it never left! Phoenix was able to walk beautifully alongside her trainer while having another shepherd and trainer in the room, which is awesome! There were a few odd times she would not walk around the trainer when turning and instead would cut them off, so work on tidying that up at home, but other than that we can start pushing the distraction level for her!! Next time we could try outside with another dog or the cattery, just a change of scenery! Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: To finish the day, Phoenix worked on her ‘drop’ skill, focusing on distractions. She KILLED it! Phoenix remained in a drop the whole session, putting up with all the trainers antics; skateboarding, skipping, hula hoops, ring toss, ribbons and even while spelling her name in kibble! Keep up the awesome work with her on this at home and continue to push her some more. She definitely was more tempted with the food aspects, but resisted really well! So proud of you Miss Phoenix! 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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