Shelby's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-03-03

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: Drop/ Down Comment: Shelby began her ‘drop’ skill, focusing on duration with distractions. Today Shelby withstood the trainer playing a game of ring toss right next to her, even when the rings missed the stand and rolled past her and on her! At the beginning of the session though, Shelby was being a bit cheeky with her drops and attempted to crawl when excited. With the use of her non-reward marker “ah ah”, Shelby understood what she did was not correct and stayed perfectly until released! Keep pushing this skill with her at home and remember even though she is crawling while in a drop, it isn’t a drop then! Make sure you use “ah ah” and reposition her! Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: Next up, Shelby attempted her ‘paws up’ skill on an inflatable pod, but showed no prior knowledge of this! She was hesitant to get 1 paw on and only did this about 3 times, deciding she didn’t want to continue and put herself in a drop. Instead of pushing her, the trainer switched to her ‘hanky pull’ trick, which she happily practiced! Keep doing this with her at home and focus on her duration (how long she pulls for). Reward her like normal, but if she pulls for even a smidgen longer than normal, give her a jackpot reward. She will soon learn that we want her to pull for longer. Great work! Focus: Duration B
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: To finish up, Shelby worked on her ‘place training’, focusing on duration, to condition her to random, loud noises that the trainer played through her phone. Shelby did really well and was not phased by any! The trainer continued to pay her some random noises until about 7 minutes in, having the last 8 minutes be focused on her ‘loose lead’ walking, still focusing on building her engagement. Shelby again did really well! She walked in the cattery and ignored all the kitty distractions. A trick to build her engagement is make weird noises and reward her when she looks at you, the more noises you make, the more she will look up and get rewarded, therefore building focus/engagement. Keep practicing this at home! Proud of you today, Shelbs. Focus: Distraction 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 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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