Poppy's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-02-08

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: Trick Training Comment: For Poppy’s first session today we worked on her hold skill, particularly focusing on duration. Since we know she is progressing well with this skill we moved quickly into asking for more! To start with we rewarded her for biting it but after a few attempts withheld treats to create a little bit of frustration. This pushed Poppy into showing more behaviour, she began to hold it for longer and longer each time. The longest one she did was approximately 4-5 seconds. When she did that we jack-potted with lots of treats, from here she didn’t get a reward unless she held it for the same duration. Poppy understood and was able to repeat this many times. Keep pushing her and using that healthy frustration to build the skill even more. Focus: Duration B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: The second session for Poppy today was all about her emergency drops in the cattery. We started with doing some loose lead to gain her focus but quickly moved into her drops. The first few drops we slowed right down while she got into position and then continued walking. We were able to progress quickly into asking for a drop while walking. We made sure to be super clear and did slow down a little bit to make sure she was listening. We could drop the lead and continue walking while she stayed in position. Poppy did really well with her emergency drops, the next step will be proofing it and trying in new environments. Focus: Distraction A
Skill learnt: Targeting (touch) Comment: Poppy’s last session today was on her touch skill. We were working on refining her skill to a simple touch instead of biting the spoon. Poppy seemed to struggle with this so we only rewarded her for the attempts she didn’t bite it. Poppy got quite frustrated which made her more inclined to bite the spoon but we were patient and waited her out. Eventually she figured out she was only rewarded for being gentle with the spoon. By the end of the session Poppy was repeatedly touching it instead of being a little shark! Go poppy! It’s important to have clear labels for these skills, as she might get confused between her “touch” and “hold” skill. Focus: Repetition 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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