Sapphie's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-02-25

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: Conditioning Comment: Sapphie began her very first day school just being conditioned to the new environment and trainer, getting lots of cuddles and play with a tennis ball. About half-way through Sapphie was doing so well and started to take treats! This is awesome, especially for her very first day!! She was in the classroom with a couple other dogs and displayed no reactivity, just some curiosity and easily came back to the trainer when called for. The last half of the session was focused on an engagement game to help build her focus with the trainer. The trainer would simply throw a treat to one side of the room and once Sapphie ate it, she would hear “yes” and another treat would be thrown the opposite side. This was then just repeated. It is also charging her “yes” marker, so she will learn that when she hears the word, a treat will be rewarded to her. Awesome work, Sapphie!! Focus: Conditioning X
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: Next up, Sapphie worked on her ‘drop’ skill, focusing on the foundation as she showed very little prior knowledge to the skill. The trainer used treats to lure her from a stand to a drop, by dragging the treat down and inwards so she is in a sphinx drop. Once in the drop, the trainer would say “yes” and reward her. As she is still learning, Sapphie would often get out of her drop once she received the treat. The trainer focused on rewarding her multiple times while in a drop to help her realise she must stay in it until released. The release word we have been using is “break”, and to get her to actually release the position, the trainer threw treats away from her. With repetition of this she will soon learn the release marker. Focus: Foundation C+
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: To finish up, Sapphie learnt the ‘around’ skill, which is a mini form of recall. As it was Sapphie’s first day and everything was so interesting and distracting, the trainer opted for the around skill to begin building her recalls. This skill involves a place bed, a cone & plenty of treats. Sapphie would begin on place and be lured off with a treat, around the cone (approx half a metre away from the bed) and back on place. Once she reached the point of no return, she would hear “yes” and was rewarded once back on the bed. This was repeated for the remainder of the session and she started to pick it up quickly, all while ignoring the other dog in the room! Keep practicing this at home, and we can then build up to proper recalls in low distracting environments. Awesome job today Sapphie and welcome to Canine Connect! 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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