Sadie's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-10-26

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: Middle Position Comment: For Sadie’s first session today we worked on her middles skill. To do this we put her in a control position, either sit or drop and then lured her through the trainers legs and into a sit. Considering she was hesitant to do this last time with the trainer she did amazing. She showed no hesitation and quickly ran under and sat, looking up at the trainer for a treat. To improve this skill, it can be labeled as middles. So when she is in the drop and the trainer is ready, saying “middle” can be the next step. This is a great one to practice at home without a lead as it can be quite tricky coordinating everything. Sadie seemed to really enjoy this skill and showed great progress from last time! Focus: Repetition B
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For her second session today we went outside in the sunshine and practiced her loose lead walking. There were all sorts of distractions outside today like power tools, sheep and dogs running around in the paddock. She didn’t pull on the lead at all during this session but her engagement was lacking a little bit. When we were further away from the distractions we focused on her engagement, every time she looked at the trainer she received a reward. When we moved closer to the distractions we would do all sorts of turns and change directions to help keep her engaged. Working on this skill in different environments will be a great way to practice, she is doing so well already! Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Ring a Bell Comment: For her last skill today we worked on her bell skill. We started the session with the counter bell close to her and she immediately started touching it with her nose. After a couple attempts she hit it and it made a noise so we jack-potted the treats. After this attempt we only rewarded the times it made a noise. She caught on super quick so we moved the bell further away and rewarded her by throwing a treat in the opposite direction. This made her walk between the two and make her really think about what’s going on. She did so well with this that we even put the bell up on a step to make things different yet again. This can be practiced in all sorts of ways to keep it interesting! Focus: Repetition A

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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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