Stella's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-10-29

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: Paws Up (on object) Comment: To start off Stella’s day, we introduced her to her ‘paws up’ skill, on an inflatable pod. She did so well, even with dog distractions in the room! At first she was a skeptical and would only put 1 paw on, but after lots of encouragement and treatos, she got both paws on!! Paws up is such a good skill to have as it builds confidence and helps improve their balance! Keep practicing this at home, you can use any object that is raised; bowl, buckets, containers, suitcases, books, etc. Keep up the awesome work!! Focus: Confidence B
Skill learnt: Crate Training Comment: Next up, Stella worked on her ‘crate training’, as she was not keen on going in the crate after her first session. The trainer started this by leaving a trail of treats and rewarding her heavily if she stepped foot inside it. The treats increased as she put 2 paws, then 3, 4, etc. Stella soon became comfortable walking in and out of the crate, but only if the trainer was sitting down next to it. If the trainer were to stand, Stella would become nervous and not want to go in. Crate training is so important as it teaches your dog to relax, and especially as she can be dog reactive, it will help condition her to new dogs while she is in it. Keep working on this skill at home and use lots of treats, try find her favourite foods, it will encourage her more!! So proud of her efforts today! Once she is in the crate, she settles quickly, which is great. Focus: Conditioning X
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: To finish off, Stella worked on her ‘loose lead’ walking with ‘drops’. As Stella is still learning her drops, the trainer had to use a small lure for her to lay down, which is perfectly okay. Stella had great engagement with the trainer, even with other dogs in the room! The next thing to work on would be to fade the lure even more so Stella is able to drop from just the command. A way to achieve this is by slowly moving the lure higher and higher, at this stage she can drop with the lure just below the knee. Slowly work on bringing the lure up until it is no longer needed. Awesome work! 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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