Piper's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-06-01

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 Pipers first session today we worked on her drop skill. For the first few minutes we charged her reward marker to help build her engagement. She was a bit distracted to start with but once she settled she did much better. For this session we worked mostly outside to test her around distractions, these included people, dogs and other environmental distractions like smells. Piper has awesome knowledge of her drop skill but we wanted to improve her engagement while in position because she tended to look everywhere but at the trainer. To improve this we marked and rewarded each time she checked in with the trainer. Keep working on this one, even though her drop is great we can benefit from good engagement. Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Ring a Bell Comment: For her second session today Piper worked on ring the bell. For this they have to bite and pull a piece of rope to ring it. To start we simply sat in-front of the bell and offered her the rope. Immediately she started to target the rope so we marked and rewarded each time. After a while of this we withheld treats a couple times to create some frustration, this causes them to offer more behaviour and hopefully bite the rope instead of touching it. Straight away she bit the rope so we continued to reward. Keep working on this one, even if it’s just a piece of rope not attached to anything. Every time she offers something more, reward and then don’t reward for anything less! Focus: Foundation C+
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For her last session today Piper worked on her loose lead walking outside. Again we focused primarily on engagement with the trainer. We were able to walk all around the car parks and driveway. She showed really good engagement so we didn’t need to reward every single time. We moved to a intermittent schedule of reinforcement. This means sometimes we reward verbally, sometimes with food or simply just saying the reward marker. Piper responded well to this and seemed to focus a lot more, working harder to keep those rewards coming! 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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