Shelby's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-03-31

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 day practicing her ‘drop’ skill through play (red light, green light). Shelby can get very excitable and it’s important that we make sure this skill is as strong as possible, especially when she comes to school and is over-excitable and jumping. Shelby did well! Her feet ran a bit quicker than her and she slid a little, but still dropped! She is still cheeky and tends to crawl so make sure you are using “ah ah” and getting her to stop movement. Keep pushing this as much as you can, if she does not drop as quick, use “ah ah” and try again. She is a smart girl and knows her skills, we just need to work on not letting her get away with the cheekiness. Good job, Shelbs! Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Middle Position Comment: Next up, Shelby worked on her ‘middles’ skill, just focusing on the foundation as she did not seem to show prior knowledge. The trainer simply would lure Shelby behind her legs and throw the treat in between, having her follow through. Once she was in between the legs she would hear “yes” just before eating the yummy treato. This was repeated for the remainder of the session. Shelbs had the habit of dropping on her own when not sure of something or sometimes when the trainer took too long with the lure. The trainer found it help to keep her a little excited so she refrained from dropping. At home, practice on now catching her between your legs and luring her into a sit, then throwing the treat to release her and let us know how you go! Focus: Foundation B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: To finish up, Shelby attempted to practice her ‘bell’ trick, where she pulls the rope to ring the bell in the middle of the classroom. Shelby tugged on it once, but then proceeded to ask for cuddles from any trainer she could get her paw on. As she was quite tired and not focusing, the trainer focused on her drop duration for the remainder of the session, while having multiple dog and trainer distractions in the room. Keep up the awesome work with her at home! Focus: Duration 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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