Sofia's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-08-26

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: Spin Comment: For the first session today we wanted to get Sofia nice and engaged. To do this we worked on her spin skill, she is very eager to follow the lure around so this makes it perfect. We moved the lure in a circle above her head so she had to move her body around. By the end of the session we were able to get her to do a spin without any food in the trainers hand. This is great progress and can slowly be changed to a smaller hand signal and even a verbal cue! Focus: Repetition B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: For her second session today we worked on her drop skill. She really struggled with this one today. She wouldn’t follow the lure down to the ground and do a drop that way so we had to improvise. We used the under the leg technique. The trainer sits down for this one and lured the dog under their leg. She would follow the treat and crawl through, imitating a drop position. She was hesitant at first to go under but after a while she was doing it confidently. This is going to take a while to nail this skill but using this technique will absolutely help. Slowly the leg can be phased out and just a lure can be used. Focus: Repetition C
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: For her last session today we worked on her place duration. She was super distracted by people coming and going from the classroom and broke a couple times to go and investigate. By the end of the session she was sitting calmly on place and even let us roll tennis balls and soccer balls next to her and she didn’t brake. To improve her duration with more enticing distractions like people and dogs they need to be introduced slowly and she will need to be heavily rewarded. This skill will be very good for her as it will help her control her impulses and force her to calm down. Focus: Distraction C+

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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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