Pippa's Doggy Dayschool Report

2023-09-28

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: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For her first session today the trainer worked on Pippa’s loose lead walking. The focus today was getting Pippa to focus even when she is full of beans! To do this the trainer had strict criteria she had to stick to today including no pulling on the lead and checking back in with the trainer every 30 seconds, by the end of the session due to these strict criteria for rewards she was happily prancing next to the trainer almost in identical step with them as they walked around the car park! Awesome first session. Focus: Manners B
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: (Hoop jump) Since she was so fully off beans today the trainer wanted to channel that energy into a productive and fun skill and so started training hoop with Pippa! This was an awesome idea as she loved jumping through the hoop and was able to pick it up after just a single session! She was able to blitz through the luring stages of training and was happy to increase the height of the hoop almost straight away! The trainer was also able to link the verbal “hoop” to the skill and by the end of the session she was jumping through the hoop at a pretty high height! She smashed this session and it showed the trainers her passion for trick training which is an awesome thing to channel her high energy into! Focus: Foundation B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: For her final session today trainer worked on increasing the duration of her drops. Now she has a good understanding of the basics for this skill we can start pushing the three Ds of progress, duration, distance and distraction. For today we focused on duration. To help with this we first must teach Pippa the concept that without her release word of “break” she should be getting out of the drop. This was done by having her in front of the trainer and in a drop, when she went to leave without the release word she wasn’t rewarded and returned to a drop, the trainer would then release her quickly and reward her building the idea that the release word means you can get up and be rewarded. Once this concept was understood by Pippa the trainer was able to start increasing the time they waited until releasing Pippa. Once she is able to do long duration drops the trainer will then start randomising the time they release Pippa as to not condition her to drop for only a specific amount of time. She smashed it today and brought that happy energy to all her skills which didn’t only make it easier to train but much more fun as well. Focus: Duration 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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