Shelby's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-11-03

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: For Shelby’s first session we worked on her drop skill. This skill is good as it allows them to stay in a stationary position, it can also be used as an alternative for jumping. As Shelby is skill learning the skill a lure was used to get her into the drop position, this consisted of holding a treat and pushing it into her chest until she was in a drop. As soon as she was in the drop position she was told yes and rewarded. Shelby did really well and was dropping majority of the time however at times she was unfocused and therefore wasn’t following the lure. Thew next step for Shelby will be to continue working on her drops fading out the lure. Focus: Repetition B
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: For Shelby’s second session we worked on her place skill. This skill is important as it allows them to settle into a spot. Shelby did really well in this skill and was going to place when asked. To begin with a lure was used to get Shelby onto the bed however as she picked it up so quickly the trainer was able to fade out the food lure into just her pointing at the bed. As Shelby was going to place every time asked, she also started to pair the word. The next step for Shelby will be to continue pairing the word to the skill ‘Place’. Focus: Repetition A
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For Shelby’s last session we worked on her loose lead walking. This skill is important as it allows for nice walking without pulling. Shelby did really well and progressed a lot by the end of the session. Shelby started off by pulling and was distracted by her environment. To decrease this the trainer would turn from the distraction and if she didn’t, she was told ‘uh uh’ and the trainer would continue walking in the opposite direction. The trainer would also reward her whenever she did turn with her as well as when she shows good eye contact. After a few uses of ‘Uh uh’ and lots of rewards she started to show excellent engagement. The next step for Shelby will be to continue working on her loose lead in the classroom with the door open. Focus: Foundation 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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