Piper's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-06-22

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: Recall Comment: For pipers first session today we worked on her recalls outside. Today we worked on a normal length lead because we were focusing primarily on the value of reward. When doing recalls it’s important to change up the amount/value of reward. A good way to do this is to put a good amount of their food in a bowl, recall them and let them eat from the bowl. Each time they do this they might get a mouth full or just one piece, this teaches them that the reward always changes. We also like to switch it up with verbal praise and cuddles, piper really liked her cuddles and seemed content with this as a reward. Keep working on her recalls, if they don’t know what reward to expect they’ll be more likely to recall on the off chance they get a mouth full of treats! Just make sure to always reward them for coming back to you, whatever the reward is! Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Ring a Bell Comment: For her second session today Piper worked on ringing the bell/pulling the rope. We started with the proper bell but she seemed to be struggling to grab the rope attached. We changed it up and used a piece of rope attached to nothing, this made it easier to maneuverer around. Once we did this Piper seemed more inclined to try and bite the rope. About halfway through the session she was doing well so we stopped and had a little play/cuddle. After this we went back into rope pull and she did really well. By the end of the session she was tugging the rope slightly. Keep working on this one at home, rewarding for any improvement, try not to reward for half attempts. Make sure to also break these sessions up because shaping behaviours like this takes lots of brain power for them. Focus: Foundation C+
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For Pipers last session today we worked on her loose lead and drop skill around Bailey who was on place. We were able to walk very closely to the bed without either one of them trying to say hello. Piper only had one moment of distraction but this was easily sorted by creating some distance and starting again. We were able to ask Piper to drop right next to Bailey and she did, showing full engagement to the trainer! Although we couldn’t practice loose lead with them together this is just as good, teaching one to relax while the other one is right there. 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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