Shelby's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-02-10

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: In her first session, Shelby focused on further developing her skill drop with duration around distractions (another dog training in the classroom). Shelby responds well to the verbal cue drop but can struggle with her duration. The trainer started by slowly increasing her time in drop, using her reward marker yes and treats to encourage her to hold position. As the session progressed the trainer was able to begin challenging her with distance (walking away from her) while she continued to hold position. Focus: Duration B+
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: In her second session, Shelby focused on further developing her skill in loose lead walking. We focused on this skill as Shelby can be over-excited and display challenging behaviours of pulling on the lead. We practised this in the classroom with minimal distractions to ensure she has a good understanding of the skill before adding high distractions. Shelby was initially distracted but quickly redirected her focus as the session progressed. Shelby was challenged with remaining engaged with her trainer while another dog walked into the classroom and began training. This was a high distraction for Shelby, she initially lost all engagement and focus. However, with some encouragement, she slowly began to redirect her focus back onto the trainer and perform well. Focus: Foundation B
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: In her final session, Shelby focused on having some fun and building engagement while learning the new skill never-ending hanky. Shelby loved learning this skill, she quickly touched the hanky with her nose. After a few repetitions, she quickly began to open her mouth onto the hanky and tug. This is great progress for her first session working on this skill. 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 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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