Tilly's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-02-08

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: Place Training Comment: For Tilly’s first session we worked on her place skill. This skill is useful for putting Tilly into a controlled position and getting her to settle around distractions. Tilly did relatively well however did react to a low energy dog in the classroom. After she reacted the one time Tilly did well to not react again. When she did react she was told ‘uh uh’ as she stepped off of the bed. At times she would look at the dog for about a minute and in this time the trainer would pump treats out. As long as Tilly wasn’t reacting but was looking at the dog she was rewarded to counter condition her reactivity. The next step for Tilly will be to continue working on her place around medium energy dogs, ensuring to reward when looking at the dog but not reacting and use ‘uh uh’ if she steps off the bed while reacting. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: For Tilly’s second session we worked on her drop skill. This skill is useful for putting Tilly into a controlled position around other dogs. Tilly did so well in the session and didn’t even react to the other dog in the classroom! Her engagement was also excellent for majority of the session as she was giving the trainer eye contact. We tested how well Tilly knows drop and she did so well, she was dropping with just the verbal cue which is important as if she starts to react to another dog and isn’t focusing on you, having a strong verbal command will be very useful. Tilly also did so well at holding her duration as she only broke a couple of times when people walk past. The next step for Tilly will be to progress to working on her drops around medium energy dogs. Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: For Tilly’s last session we worked on her chin rest trick. This is a good trick for Tilly as it shows them an alternative to mouthing when hands come near their face. Tilly struggles to settle when she is touched around the face and often paws or mouths when the trainer puts the slip lead over her head. Teaching her ‘chin rest’ allows her to have an alternative behaviour to offer. As Tilly is still learning this skill she was lured into her chin rest. One hand was held out infront of her face and the other was used to lure her chin onto the hand. When her chin touched the trainers hand she was told ‘yes’ and rewarded. Towards the end Tilly started to place her chin on the trainer hand showing she was starting to understand the skill. The next step for Tilly will be to continue working on luring her into her chin rest as she doesn’t fully understand it yet but isn’t far off! Focus: Foundation 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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