Soda's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-01-13

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: Place Training Comment: In her first session, Soda focused on learning the new skill 'place' with repetitions within the classroom environment. We focused on this skill to build Soda's impulse control. Soda performed very well, she broke place on the first repetition when the trainer began to step away from the bed, but with some guidance she began to maintain it well. Soda successfully remained on place while the trainer walked all around the classroom. Next time the trainer hopes to begin working on distractions. We suggest continuing to practise this skill at home. Focus: Foundation C
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: In her second session, Soda focused on learning the new skill 'drop' with repetitions within the classroom. We focused on this skill to continue expanding Soda's knowledge and skills. Soda showed no known knowledge of drop or duration, but she began to follow a lure and slowly began to drop. When in drop the trainer used a high reinforcement schedule (treats every 5 seconds) to encourage her to remain in drop and build her duration. We suggest continuing to work on this skill at home. Focus: Foundation C
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: In her final session, Soda focused on learning the new skill 'loose lead walking' within a high distracting environment (training outside). We focused on this skill to help reduce Soda's challenging behaviour of pulling. Soda was initially distracted by the environment and was showing little engagement with her trainer. But with some guidance she quickly began to redirect her focus and perform very well. We suggest continuing to practise this skill at home in low distracting environments. Focus: Foundation C

We recommend your next step should be…

Continue Dayschools

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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