Shelby's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-11-17

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 today we worked on her drop skill in the classroom. Before we got to the classroom we practiced her door manners when leaving the kennels. This involved getting her to sit while the door opened, if she stood up or tried to push through the trainer says “ah ah” and shuts the door. She didn’t take long to pick up this pattern and we were able to proceed to the classroom. Once in the classroom she was still super excitable, we managed to gain her focus and using her treats we could lure her into a drop, reward a couple times and then release. Since she was still quite hyped up we weren’t able to build duration too much. We focused on repeating this skill over and over. By the end of the session she seemed much more focused. Unfortunately whenever someone walked into the classroom she would pull to get to them. We were able to gain her focus back by calling her name and dropping some treats on the floor. She needs some practice on this skill in low distracting environments but she is showing some good understanding of the skill. Focus: Distraction C+
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: For Shelby’s second session today we worked some more on her drop skill but focusing more on duration. To do this we used the visual cue of our hand with a treat to get her into a drop, marked yes and rewarded her, then we marked and rewarded again, between each reward we made sure to pull our hand back so she doesn’t become reliant on our hand constantly supplying treats. Since the classroom was fairly calm and empty we could push the duration more and more. As soon as someone entered we started supplying more treats to keep her focused. She did really well with her drop durations, the next thing to work on would be having the handler get her into a drop, reward, stand up, reward, stand up, rewards step back then forward, reward etc. Introducing movement of the handler is a great way to build duration with distractions. Focus: Distraction C+
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: For her last session today we worked on her place skill, particularly sending to. The classroom was quite distracting for this session but she did really well with this skill. We were able to use a verbal and visual cue (“place” and point to bed) to get her onto the raised bed. She seemed to really enjoy this skill as she would jump onto the bed and quickly turn around for her treat. We kept repeating sending her to and releasing from place, she was super focused! To end the session off we made our way back to the kennels but took the long way through the cattery to practice her door manners. She did really well with this, she sat at every door and gave the handler eye contact until the door was open and she was released! She did really well today and just needs practice in low distracting environments and slowly building up! 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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