Poppy's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-01-27

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: Drop/ Down Comment: For Poppy’s first session we worked on her loose lead with emergency drops in the cattery. This is a good skill to allow Poppy to drop when told while you are able to continue walking off. Poppy started the session very distracted which is why we in cooperated loose lead. After adding in Loose lead Poppy’s attention started to direct to the trainer. At times Poppy pulled and in these situations she was told ‘uh uh’ and turned away from her distraction. Poppy struggled with her Emergency drops today as she took a little while to drop or didn’t drop at all. As it is an emergency drop, we need to start working on getting Poppy to drop straight away when asked. If she kept walking after being asked to drop she was told ‘uh uh’. When Poppy was told ‘uh uh’ she would often correct herself showing she knew what was being asked. If Poppy did drop as soon as she was asked she was given a large reward. The next step for Poppy will be to continue working on her emergency drops in low distraction environments. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: For Poppy’s second session we worked on her place skill. This is a good skill as it teaches them to relax on the bed. We tried to start with RLGL place using a tug toy however Poppy wasn’t interested in the tug so we instead worked on being sent to place and duration with distractions. We used food distractions for being sent to place and Poppy smashed it! The first time asked to go to place she went to eat the food however she was told ‘uh uh’ and after this one correction she did amazing and ignored the food even when she had to walk over it! Half way through the session we started to work on her duration with distractions. Poppy was breaking before being released for the first few repetitions however towards the end did really well and remained on place. The next step for Poppy will be to continue working on her duration with distractions trying to get her to remain on place no matter the distractions. Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: For Poppy’s last session we worked on her hold trick. This is good for getting Poppy to push her thinking. We worked on increasing her duration, specifically trying to target 5 seconds. If Poppy held the ring for 5 seconds she was told ‘yes’ and given a large reward. If she didn’t make the 5 seconds she was told ‘nope’ and asked to try again. Poppy did really well and was holding the ring for 5 seconds for multiple repetitions. The next step will be to continue aiming for 5 seconds as she hasn’t quiet got it yet. Focus: Duration B

We recommend your next step should be…

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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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