Ruby's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-04-04

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: Ruby’s first session was loose lead walking. She was a little distracted outside so the trainer worked on this in the classroom. Ruby did a great job with this! There were other dogs training around her as well as dogs in crates that she could see. Next time it will be good to settle her into the session first and then take her outside to work on more distractions. At home practice in the backyard and when she pulls change direction. Keep distractions low to start with and slowly increase them as Ruby gets better equipped to resist them. Focus: Repetition B
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: Next up was place. Place is a great self settling skill as well as helping with impulse control. Ruby did well with this and appeared to have some knowledge of the skill. Because of this the trainer was able to increase distance and add in lots more trainer movement to push Ruby further. The rule with place is all four paws are on the bed until released. Practice this at home on a lead with low level distractions. Ruby did an awesome job with other dogs around her, with little focus on them! Great work Miss Ruby. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: Last up was drops. Again this was done in the classroom with other dogs around her. This is great for training dogs as they learn to not worry about their surroundings and focus on their handler. Ruby did struggle with her drops and didn’t appear to have a good knowledge of them. She followed a food lure from sit and the trainer progressed Ruby to drops from standing. The trainer did lots of repetitions to help Ruby understand the skill and then towards the end of the session worked on increasing the time that Ruby held the position for. The goal for next time is to fade out the food lure and have Ruby dropping with a verbal and hand cue. Focus: Repetition 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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