Poppy's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-11-23

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: Poppy began her day with her ‘hold’ trick, focusing on duration, using a piece of hose. Poppy was fairly distracted by the other dogs in the classroom and struggled to listen for the first few minutes of her session. Once she relaxed a bit, she had good engagement with the trainer and performed the trick well. Poppy was able to hold the hose for approximately one second on her own before dropping it. We want for Poppy to be able to hold it for longer. A way to achieve this is to only reward her when she holds it for longer, and use her non-reward marker “ah ah” when you feel as if she held it for too little. Keep up the awesome work! Focus: Duration B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: Next up, Poppy worked on her ‘drop’ skill, through red light green light, using a tug toy and a squeaky toy. Although Poppy would engage with the toys to a certain degree, it was not distracting enough for her. The trainer then switched her to walk through the kennels and do drops for the last 5 or so minutes. Poppy was much more distracted here! She would not drop when asked, rather only when she heard her non-reward marker “ah ah”. We want to keep pushing Poppy with these higher distractions as we know she is capable of doing it!! Keep it up! Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: To finish up, Poppy continued to work on her ‘drop’ skill in the kennels. Poppy was still heavily distracted by the dogs outside, so the trainer moved her inside the kennels, where she still proved to be distracted. After a few walks up and down the aisle way, Poppy gained some engagement and performed a few good drops. After a while, the music and dogs barking got the better of her and she then dropped slower and slower. It is still good that she completed the skill, but it is definitely not her normal pace. Keep testing her with these distractions and her skills, we would love for her to be able to drop normal, no matter the environment. Heavily reward her for the faster drops so she can understand what we want from her! Focus: Distraction 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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