Tessa's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-01-06

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 Tessa’s first session today we worked outside with Zac. While Zac was practicing his loose lead walking we focused on mainly engagement and drops with Tessa. Since it was her first session she was very excited to get going so we worked on her door manners at each door/gate that we passed through. Once we were outside we got her in a drop position and waited for her to look at the trainer and then release her. Each time we released her we moved closer to where Zac was. If she pulled or broke position we moved further away. It took a while but we were able to have her focusing on the trainer while Zac was walking around. We also practiced Tessa’s loose lead walking but as soon as she lost focus we placed her in a drop and started again. Keep working on this, although she is fixated on Zac she has really good knowledge of her skills. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: For her second session today Tessa worked on her place and drop skill in the classroom with Zac. We were able to have her on place settled while Zac walked around and even in a drop while Zac practiced his loose lead around her. A few times we released her from place and let her walk up towards Zac but as soon as she got within 1 metre we asked her to drop and she did! She struggled the first time and took a while to get into position but after that she had no problems. Again she did well with Zac around but if she is allowed to she will try and get to him. Making sure boundaries and skills are clear really helps her settle and focus on the trainer. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: For her last session we had a bit of fun and really tired her out. This session involved quick circuits of place, sit and drop. We had her start on place and then released her, she would run to the trainer and they would say either sit or drop a couple times and then send her back to place for her reward. We changed up the order in which we did the positions to make sure she was listening and not just predicting. She seemed to really enjoy this and would bound back to place and wait for the treat! Keeping it fast paced and unpredictable is a great way to keep their minds ticking and really exhaust them physically and mentally. Focus: Obedience A

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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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