Shelby's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-11-24

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: Shelby started her day with some ‘loose lead’ walking in the classroom. Shelby was a very excitable bean at first, but after she saw the trainer get her treats prepared, she was all ears! Shelby had beautiful loose lead walking beside the trainer! At first her engagement was a bit so-so, but with the help of frequently rewarding her, she had the BEST focus on the trainer. Towards half way the trainer only had to reward her every now and again as her engagement was so spot on, which is fantastic! Keep on practicing this at home, and if you are struggling to get her focus, start off with frequently rewarding and slowly fade it, she will do anything for a treato! Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: Next up, Shelby worked on her ‘drop’ skill, focusing on duration with people greetings to help prevent her jumping on people. At first she was a bit silly and would break when the trainer took 1 step away, but with the use of her non-reward marker “ah ah”, she would go back into her drop. After a minute or 2 of that, the trainer was able to walk away from her and walk back, making sure she remains in her drop. The trainer continued this for the rest of the session, but built the energy and excitement up each time. Shelby broke a few times here and there, but with “ah ah”, went back to her skill. By the end the trainer was able to jog up to her while making noises, waving, etc. and she did not break!!! YAY!! By having her in a drop, it is redirecting her unwanted behaviour (jumping). Keep practicing this at home. She does not have to be in a drop from the beginning, if you practice walking by someone, ask for a drop before she reaches them and reward frequently. Focus: Manners B
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: To finish up, Shelby worked on her ‘place training’ while the trainer played door bell noises. Shelby was not phased by any of the noises, but the trainer still continued to play them as it still conditions her. By having her on place, she knows to relax and by pairing it with the doorbell noises, it will help her learn to remain calm when it goes off at home. See if you can practice by having her on place and getting another family member to ring the bell, remember to use her non-reward marker if she breaks and try again. Persistence is key! Focus: Conditioning A

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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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