Phoenix's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-08-26

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 day began with some ‘loose lead’ walking in the cattery. Phoenix is such a high energy pup, so it took her a few minutes to settle into a nice walking pace and understand that when the trainer said “ah ah”, she was not quite doing the right thing. Phoenix maintained good engagement through this session, which is fantastic! The only thing we would suggest working on is containing her excitement. If she is very jumpy, ask for a drop and remain in that position until she has settled. By doing this we are redirecting the unwanted behaviour. Do this as many times needed. Keep up the great work!! Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: Next up for Miss Phoenix was ‘place training’, just sending her to and from place, slowly increasing the distance. Phoenix responded really well to this training session, at first she would only go to place for a second and try running off, but with the use of her non reward marker “ah ah”, she would pop back on the bed and stay until released. The trainer was able to get Phoenix to go to place from approximately 2-3 metres away. Keep up the great work!! Slowly keep increasing the distance bit by bit and then we can started adding in distractions! Focus: Distance B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: To finish up, Phoenix practiced her ‘drop’ skill in the classroom. Phoenix is a smart girl and knows this skill, but she is a little slow in dropping if you do not stop with her while she does it. It is important for her to get the hang of dropping, even while the person walking her is still moving forward, as in case of emergencies, it is much for efficient and safer if your dog is able to drop immediately while you do what needs to be done. A way to achieve this is only to reward her for the faster drops, if she drops too slow for your liking, use her non-reward marker, release her and try again. Super proud of you today Phoenix! 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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