Roxy's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-04-29

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: Roxy began her day practicing her ‘drop’ skill, focusing on duration while have Hudson close by on place. She did well! At first she struggled to hold her drop without a constant treat in front of her nose, but as the session progressed she was able to remain in that position while the trainer had the treat further away or reaching for some in her pouch. Roxy has a beautiful drop duration if she is being rewarded more frequently, which is okay as she is still learning! It is important for her drop skill to be strong as it is a controlled position and can redirect her unwanted behaviours, ie jumping. Once she has better understanding of the skill, if she is jumping we can ask her to drop instead and she will remain there until released. Good work, Roxy! Focus: Duration B
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: Next up, Roxy worked on her ‘place training’, focusing on duration with added distractions; scooter, skateboard, ring toss, tennis balls and trainer movement. She smashed it! She broke once at the started but with the use of her non-reward marker “ah ah” she plopped herself back onto the place bed and remained there for the rest of the session. Yes, there were times where she would think about breaking, but would resist the temptations. Place is another controlled position, which too can redirect unwanted behaviour, ie too much excitement. If Roxy becomes over excitable you can send her to place, which is where she knows she needs to relax. Superb work, Roxy! Focus: Duration B+
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: To finish up, Roxy worked on her ‘loose lead’ walking beside her brother Hudson. Although distracted at first, Roxy had beautiful engagement with the trainer once she gained her focus, completely forgetting Huddo was there! Keep up the awesome work at home! Focus: Distraction 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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