Willow's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-11-02

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: Drop/ Down Comment: For her first session today we worked on her drop duration in the classroom while another dog was practicing loose lead. This was a huge distraction for her but she handled it so well! She broke a couple times but as soon as she hear “ah ah” she went back into position. We had trainers walking through and making noise and she wasn’t phased in the slightest. Since it was her first session she wasn’t tired and has shown some really good progress! To work on this further it just needs practice with lots of different distractions introduced slowly. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Spin Comment: For her second session today we worked on her spins. We started off just practicing the skill in front of us with a lure and gradually made the hand signal smaller and smaller. She was really engaged for this skill and appeared to have lots of fun. We pushed the skill a bit further and practiced it while walking around the classroom. This proved a little difficult for her but she still managed to get a few decent spins in without turning back the other way. This is a great skill to practice alongside loose lead walking because it helps keep them engaged. This skill just needs practice and repetition and she will smash it in no time. Focus: Repetition B+
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For her last session today she was very tired and not super engaged with the trainer. To combat this we practiced some loose lead walking in the classroom with a few engagement games to keep her interested. By throwing the treat away from her and then rewarding her each time she looks back at the trainer she realises that engagement is what gets her rewards! After a while of practicing these games and some loose lead walking she was absolutely exhausted. On the way back to the kennels we practiced her door manners. To do this we put her in a drop in front of the door and opened it slowly, once the door was open we then released her through. She struggled a little bit with this but after a couple minutes of opening and closing the door she figured out that she just has to wait. She did really well today and has some some great progress in all her skills! 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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