Rue's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-05-06

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: Place Training Comment: For Rue’s first session today we worked on some place training. We focused mainly on sending to place at increasing distances. Rue did super well with this, she really seemed to like this skill and would jump straight onto the bed. We were able to stand approx 1.5 metres away from the bed, point and say “place”. Rue is showing great knowledge of this, keep working on this one. Keep working on distance that you’re sending her and also duration that she stays on! Focus: Distance B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: Rue’s second session was all about her drop skill. We were focusing primarily on duration but also adding some mild distraction. Rue is progressing well with this, we could get her into a drop position, take a small step back and immediately reward her. Keep working on these handler distractions, the more movement she can get used to the better! Remember small steps at a time and always work in a suitable environment. The more distractions the less duration, the more duration the less distraction! Focus: Duration B
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: Lastly Rue worked on her loose lead walking. We practiced this in the classroom for most of the session to help her understand what we wanted. Anytime she pulled in front we would stop and go the other way, if she looked at the trainer we marked and rewarded her. We always want to reward for engagement as this helps build that focus! The last five minutes we practiced her loose lead all the way back to the kennels. She did pull quite a bit outside so this shows she isn’t quite ready for more distractions. For now keep practicing in low distracting environments and build it up! Focus: Foundation 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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