Tink's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-02-10

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: Conditioning Comment: In her first session, Tink was initially a little overwhelmed by the classroom environment and struggled to engage with the trainer. The trainer used this session to begin conditioning her reward marker 'yes' to ensure there is a clear line of communication. Tink responded well, she ate the treats and began to look at the trainer before the food was presented. Once focused she responded to the verbal cue drop with a hand signal well, once in drop she did struggle with her duration but this is to be expected as it is a new skill for her. Focus: Conditioning C+
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: In her second session, Tink focused on further developing her skill drop within the classroom (multiple dogs visible in crates). We focused on this skill as she appears to have basic knowledge of drop but struggles with duration. Tink showed good engagement from the beginning of this session, she did get distracted by people walking in and out but an overall great improvement from the first session. Tink continued to respond to the drop cue with a low hand signal, similarly to her first session she initially struggled with duration. However, with some guidance, she began to maintain it well. Once she began to hold good duration the trainer challenged her further with creating distance, taking several steps away from her while she remained in drop. The trainer was very impressed with her progress throughout this session. Focus: Duration B
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: In her final session, Tink focused on learning the new skill loose lead walking. We focused on this skill as she can display challenging behaviours of pulling on the lead. We started this session in the low distracting classroom environment to ensure she had a good understanding of the skill before adding distractions. Tink performed well, she walked in a good position, she did try and rush forward a few times but this reduced as the session progressed. However, once in a higher distracting environment, she lost all engagement and began pulling again. This is why we need to practise her skills in low distracting environments first then slowly increase the surrounding distractions, for example walking along a hallway in your house then opening the front door. This one simple action will cause her to lose focus. 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 DoneĀ (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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