Tilly's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-05-31

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: Tilly’s first session was straight into loose lead walking. Although she was really excited to leave the kennels and start training, she managed to listen and not pull the trainer along. This is great because it shows she is able to regulate her excitement. Once we were outside we walked up and down the carpark, here she showed some great engagement with the trainer. When trainers walked past, with or without a dog we would ask her for a drop. She would look between them and the trainer, every time she looked to us we made sure to reward her for making a good decision. From here we moved to the cattery (as it started to rain) and tested her in here. There are plenty of good distractions in here, including cats (of course), birds, the smell of cat food and lots of other things. Although a bit distracted at the start she improved quickly, checking in more and more as we went along. It’s important to let them investigate their surroundings a little bit, but not too much that they can’t focus back on the trainer. Tilly was able to do this really well, keep working on her loose lead with new distractions! Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: For Tilly’s second session we worked on her drop skill around distractions. Since we require her to hold the position we are technically worked on both duration and distraction simultaneously. Regardless of this Tilly did pretty good. We had most of the trainers in the classroom during this session, so there was lots of activity going on. We got Tilly into a drop and rewarded her frequently to ensure she stays focused. The only time Tilly broke position was when a trainer walked closely behind her. When she broke position we said “ah ah” and guided her back into a drop. The trainer behind us stopped moving until we had Tilly back into position. Keep pushing her drop distractions, the trainer was also able to step over her and walk around her! Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: For her last session today we worked on her ring toss skill. Tilly was able to pick the ring up and drop it. We focused on improving this part of the skill, getting her to hold it and move it a bit further. Tilly seems to understand the task of moving the ring from one spot to another. If you have this at home keep working on it. Start to introduce the pole, getting her to move the ring closer to it. Even if she just moves it 1cm closer reward it! This skill is lots of little steps, but once they realise the main goal (get ring closer to pole) they progress quickly. 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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