Summer's Doggy Dayschool Report

2023-10-05

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 the trainer got some loose lead training in while it was still clear and not raining outside. She did amazing for this first session, the trainer was making sure she was staying on the right hand side and did a lot of work on her turns today. She held great engagement and the trainer was even able to walk her around another dog in the car park and this didn’t phase her! Once she was taken over the grass on the way back to the classroom she did loose a little bit of engagement due to smells however she had a great recovery and responded to her “free” command to break away from the smelly grass and return to the trainer. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Recall Comment: As it was raining today the trainer had to work this session in the classroom, this location is somewhere that isn’t as distracting for Summer, so to ensure we are consistently progressing her skills the trainer had to make the classroom a lot more distracting for her. To do this today they spread across the floor a tone of dry kibble along with toys including balls, ropes, chew toys and a squeaky toys. The objective for Summer was to recall over and past all these items and get into a sit in front of the trainer. This not only trains Summer in her recall but it also helps teach her food refusal. We don’t want Summer just eating anything off the floor no matter how tasty, doing exercises like this where there is food that if she goes to eat she is taken away from it and reset. This helps her develop the understanding that food rewarded or given is fantastic but food found on the floor needs to be avoided. Focus: Conditioning B
Skill learnt: Obstacle Course (Confidence Building) Comment: For her final session today the trainer worked on putting her through the confidence course. The focus of the session today was getting her to cross the swinging bridge today as this was the troubling point of the course for her. Like last time everything else was easy to get Summer to go through today however she still hasn’t fully gone over the bridge. However there was progress today in the fact that she put her two front paws up on the bridge and held them there for a good time! The trainer doesn’t want to force her in any way what so ever as to not push her out of her comfort zone. She finished the day on a big positive doing a little more loose lead walking and getting lots of praise for her brave choices on the courses. Focus: Confidence 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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