Stella's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-03-02

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: For her first session today Stella worked on her loose lead walking around the property. She was quite excited so she was pulling quite a lot to start with. After a few minutes of changing directions and rewarding for engagement she did much better! Make sure not to give in when she starts pulling, keep changing directions and keeping her nice and focused! Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: For her second session today Stella worked on her “hold” skill. We used a quoits ring for this, to start with we simply placed it in front of her and waited for her to show any behaviour. Stella showed some interest in the ring, so we marked and rewarded her for sniffing it. This is better than nothing, the more she shows behaviour towards the ring and gets rewarded for it the more likely she is to keep displaying these behaviours. Focus: Foundation C+
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: For Stella’s last session today we worked on some impulse control using the place skill. To do this we got her on place and tested her with lots of temptations. These included things like crazy trainers, tennis balls, scooters, toys, hula-hoops and more! She smashed this one, the only temptation she struggled with was the trainer coaxing her to break position without being released. We would sit near her and say her name, tap our leg and speak to her. She would get very excited and go to step off place, when she did this we say “ah ah” and she would back up and put herself back on place. Keep practicing with lots of distractions to really build her impulse control! 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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