Sapphie's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-02-28

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: In her first session, Sapphie focused on further conditioning to the classroom and trainer while building engagement. Sapphie was initially distracted while in the classroom environment, especially when people would move around the room. The trainer used a simple engagement game to help redirect her focus. When Sapphie gave the trainers her focus (eye contact) she was rewarded with a treat being thrown, this process is repeated several times until her engagement grows. Focus: Conditioning X
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: In her second session, Sapphie focused on further developing her skill drop within the classroom. We focused on this skill to build her understanding of drop and duration. Sapphie performed well, she follows a lure into drop well, while in drop she can struggle to hold duration. To improve her duration the trainer used a high reinforcement schedule (treats every few seconds) to encourage her to remain in the drop position. As the session progressed the trainer was able to reduce the frequency of treats while she continued to hold the position. Focus: Foundation C+
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: In her final session, Sapphie focused on further developing her skill place with duration, under distractions. We focused on this skill to begin building her impulse control around people moving and balls. Sapphie performed well, she showed good engagement and followed a lure onto the place well. Once on the place she holds good duration, she did initially struggle when the trainer introduced tennis balls as distractions, but with some guidance, she began to perform well. During this session the trainers also discovered that Sapphie loves to play with tennis balls, the trainer used this as a second form of motivation. When she was released off the bed she would get to play with the ball. Focus: Duration 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 DoneĀ (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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