Tilly's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-01-25

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: Tilly’s first session was focused on ‘place training’, focusing on duration and getting her to relax. The trainer started off easy, testing her impulse control by dropping treats in front of the place bed. At first Tilly broke, but with the use of her non-reward marker “ah ah”, she stepped back on and remained there for the next few repetitions of this. The trainer took this a step further and spelt her name out with kibble! Tilly was such a good girl and patiently watched on, receiving a few treats for her settled behaviour. Towards the end of her session a couple dogs walked in and although she reacted a little, she did not break her place and was heavily rewarded for it. Keep pushing these distractions at home, reward her frequently for the more tempting ones as she does try really hard! Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: Next up, Tilly worked on her ‘drop’ skill, focusing on duration (+ manners), with both dog and other added distractions. Tilly did really, really well! She remained in her drop all while the trainer used a skateboard, scooter and ring toss to tempt her, but she stayed still and relaxed! Yay!! This is such an improvement for her, so definitely keep up with this, find harder distractions and really test her! It is so excellent to see her settling in the classroom with numerous dogs, varying in sizes! Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Spin Comment: To finish off, Tilly revisited her ‘spin’ skill, focusing on dog distractions in the classroom. Tilly was a little reactive here and there, but always gave her focus back to the trainer with the help of some weird noises. If Tilly was a bit more reactive, the trainer would ask for a drop and wait until she was settled to continue training. Tilly responded really well to this! Spin is such a great skill, especially when on walks and you see an approaching dog, you can keep her attention on you by asking for a spin, but she is still using a lure, so be sure to have plenty of treats! Keep on practicing this with her! 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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