Stella's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-11-22

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: For Stellas first session we worked on her drops outside. This skill is good as it allows them to be in a stationary position around distractions. Stella did well throughout her session so we progressed to the outside environment to push her around new distractions. Stella did well to begin with and dropped majority of the time asked, however as the session went on she became unfocused. When Stella didn’t drop she was told ‘uh uh’ and put into her drop. After she was put into her drop she was released and straight away asked to drop again. This teaches Stella that even if she doesn’t drop she will be put into her drop however she won’t receive the reward. When Stella did drop when asked she was told ‘yes’ and rewarded. The next step for Stella will be to continue working on her drops outside. Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Paws Up (on object) Comment: For Stellas second session we worked on her paws up. This skill is good for building confidence. To begin with Stella was walking around the wobble board to get the treat however after a minute or so she started to step onto the board. To begin with she was rewarded for just putting one paw on however as she became more confident with one paw we increased it to two. The next step for Stella will be to continue building her confidence by doing paws up onto different objects. Focus: Confidence X
Skill learnt: Crate Training Comment: For Stellas last session we worked on her crate training. This is good as you can send them to crate from a distance away and get them to settle into the crate when there are distractions around. To start with Stella wouldn’t go near the crate so the trainer threw treats just outside to encourage her to start going towards it. Once Stella was more comfortable going near the crate the trainer started to throw the treats just inside the crate, making her step in with her front paws to get them. Again as she got more confident with placing her front paws in the trainer started to throw the treats even further back, making her place all four paws inside. As the session went on Stella started to get more comfortable with walking into the crate and towards the end she even stepped into the crate a few times without a food lure. The next step for Stella will be to continue working on her stepping into the crate, fading out the lure. Focus: Foundation 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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