Tessa's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-04-28

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 we worked on Tessa’s excitement around Zac using her loose lead and drop skill outside. She took quite a while to settle down so we used her drop skill quite a lot to regain her focus, rewarding her everyone she looks at us. Eventually she did settle down and we were able to walk past Zac with her focused on us. She did pull towards him a couple times but we didn’t let her reach the end of the lead because we turned around and encouraged her to follow us, somewhat like a mini recall. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: For her second session today we worked on her place skill in the classroom. Zac was present for part of this session so we worked around him and also with food distractions. While she was on place we would throw treats on the floor around her (out of reach). This really tested her impulse control, she struggled quite a bit at the start so we made sure to have a large distance between her and the treats. Once she figured out the task we were able to throw more treats at less of a distance. She did quite well, this helps her learn some impulse control around food! Focus: Distraction C+
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For her last session today Tessa worked on her loose lead around the cattery. To start with she was very intrigued with all the smells and showing almost no engagement, although she was not pulling on the lead. The trainer kept walking around keeping an eye out for any engagement. Eventually Tessa looked to the trainer and gained the reward, from here she started to show more and more engagement. To help get this quicker we can call their name, however sometimes they’ll go back to what they were doing. Doing it this way allows them to take in their environment, since she wasn’t pulling to get what she wants we weren’t to bothered. If she was being a menace though we would have pulled her into focus much quicker. Keep working on this, really focusing on getting her to engage on her own accord! 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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