Poppy's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-11-16

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 Poppy’s first session today we worked on her loose lead skills outside in the car park. She was very eager to get started so we worked on her door manners before leaving the kennels. This allowed her to focus on the trainer and calm down a little bit before starting. Once outside we walked up and down the car park, every time she pulled ahead or to this side the trainer turned around. This meant that Poppy was unable to get to what she wanted and therefore could not reinforce her own behaviour. She struggled to show engagement with the trainer when she could hear the dogs in the kennels barking or if someone walked past with or without a dog. She has moments of great engagement but then moments of severe distraction where it is hard to gain her focus back. When she does get super distracted we put her in a drop and waited for engagement. She did pretty good, just needs to work on her engagement! Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: For her second session today we focused on her “hold” skill. To do this we used a toy bone and waited for her to show a behaviour. She didn’t take long to start mouthing the toy! From here we could mark and reward any “hold” that showed slightly longer duration. This appeared to be quite frustrating for Poppy as she would quickly bite the bone, wouldn’t receive a reward, she would then huff and do it again but slightly longer so we could reward her! Eventually she was holding the bone for approximately 3 seconds! This is improvement from the start of the session where she would quickly mouth it. She just needs practice and to feel a healthy amount of frustration to push her skill further. Focus: Duration B
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: For Poppys last session today we worked on her chin rest skill. She was no longer interested in the dry biscuits so we had to tempt her with little bits of fritz. Once we started using the fritz she was more than happy to cooperate. We could put out hand out, palm facing up and lure her onto the hand with the treat. She had great duration with this skill, so long as there was a steady supply of treats. We were able to increase the time between each treat toward the end of the session but she has shown some great progress with this skill! She just needs lots of repetition and eventually we can start to introduce touching her face/ears while in position! 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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