Shazy's Doggy Dayschool Report

2023-12-05

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: Shazy was a bit hesitant to greet us today as we brought her down to the classroom. We started with her loose lead skill to help build some engagement with the trainer and well as help her ease into the new environment. We picked two spots in the room, walking between them. As Shazy starts to pull one way, we turn around and start walking the other direction. As Shazy makes her way back, as she gets by our side we mark "yes" letting her know this is the position we want her in and give her a treat. As shazy pulls forwards again we continue this method. Shazy wasn't comfortable taking the treat from our hand so we threw it on the floor for her. As the lesson went on, Shazy was happy to interact with her train while we were standing still, asking for pats and attention but as soon as we started working she would go back into her shell. Focus: Foundation C+
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: Shazy worked on her place skill in the classroom. She started taking treats from our hand this lesson, happily interacting with her trainer. We used a treat to lure her up onto the bed, marking yes and paying her a treat as soon as all 4 paws were on the bed. Shazy was hesitant to hop on the bed at first, running around it to try and get to us instead of touching it. We used a bit of gentle lead guidance to help her on, not pulling her up but not letting her back away from the bed either. As soon as she put her paws up we gave her a big reward of a handful of treats to tell her that it's a good thing to go on the bed. Once we did this, she started to slowly trust the bed more and more, putting all of her paws on the bed. Once she understood we wanted her on the bed we started to introduce her break marker in. This lets her know she is allowed to hop off the bed. If she gets on and quickly hops off before we release her, we gently put her back on the bed. By the end of the lesson she started confidently going onto the bed as well as continuing to learn her release marker. Focus: Foundation C+
Skill learnt: Obstacle Course (Confidence Building) Comment: We took Shazy down to the Confidence course to help build her confidence and belief in herself and her trainers. This consists of a series of obstacles for Shazy to climb over to make her way around. As she conquers each one she gets a hit of dopamine which compounds as she keeps making her way over, giving her a sense of belief that just because she's scared of something doesn't mean she can't overcome it. She was stood steadfast at first, not wanting to move. With a bit of guidance and encouragement from her trainer she started making her way around slowly. As she tackled each obstacle she started to go around a bit faster a time, finishing the lesson making her way through the whole course. Focus: Confidence 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 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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