Phoenix's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-10-28

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: Place Training Comment: Phoenix kick started her day with some of her ‘loose lead’ walking outside with a dog distraction. She did so well to begin with, but the weather was not on our side and it started hailing! So we got back inside (where she ran beautifully next to the trainer, AMAZING), and continued to do walking inside with another dog distraction. As the weather worsened, Phoenix became nervous and uneasy so the trainer then put her on place and focused on conditioning her to the awful weather noises coming from outside. Phoenix was a brave girl and took her treats happily while getting plenty of pats of comfort from the trainer. Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: Next up, Phoenix did some ‘loose lead’ walking in the classroom, with added drops while Chema was on passive place. At first the trainer just had them both on place a few metres apart and once she settled, the trainer began walking Phoenix around the classroom and asked for some drops. Phoenix did really well! There were a few times where you could see she was tempted to just run off to Chema, but she resisted, which is great!! She dropped exactly when told and ignored he was there for the most part. There were a few times she would run onto her place without being asked, but with the use of her non-reward marker “ah ah”, she would hop off and resume her training. Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: To finish off, Phoenix practiced her ‘hold’ skill. Phoenix has good understanding of this skill, but struggles with duration, so that is what the trainer worked on with her today. Phoenix had the habit of continuing to chew on the object after being released and rewarded. The trainer would then use her non-reward marker “ah ah”, take the object away and try again. She would be heavily rewarded for the times she did not continue to chew on the object. Keep practicing this at home, she is a smart girl and will pick it up with some persistence! Focus: Duration 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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