Willow's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-10-12

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: Spin Comment: In her first session, Willow focused on learning the new skill spin within the low distracting classroom. We focused on this skill to help when she is distracted, to help redirect her focus. Willow performed very, she happily followed the lure around in a 360-degree circle in front of the trainer. As she was progressing so well the trainer slowly began to fade the lure. This is a great skill to practise at home while having some quiet time, you can be sitting on the couch when she approaches lure her around in a circle and throw the treat. This is a great mental and physical exercise for her while being easy for you. Head over to our Instagram story to see a demo of her spins. Focus: Foundation B
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: In her second session, Willow focused on further developing her skill loose lead within the classroom, while incorporating her new skill spin. We focused on this skill to build engagement and reduce her challenging behaviour of pulling on the lead. Willow initially performed well, she followed the lure to walk on the trainers left side and spin. She spent several minutes showing good engagement and walking well, however as the session progressed, she began to get tired and lose focus. The trainer increased the value of rewards (swapped from kibble to fritz), this helped but she continued to show little engagement. This is a great skill to practise at home, inside your house pick two points and walk back and forth. When she follows you, yes and reward, if she pulls stop and walk in the opposite direction. Focus: Foundation C+
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: In her final session, Willow focused on further developing her skill drop within the classroom. We focused on this skill to further her understanding and knowledge of this skill, as well as building her impulse control. Willow performed well, she follows a lure quickly into the drop position. this lure was quickly faded for a hand signal and the trainer began to add the verbal cue drop. Willow goes into drop well but struggles with her duration, this began to progress well throughout the session as the trainer increased the frequently of treats (treats every 5 seconds). With more practice this will be able to be reduced. Focus: Foundation 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 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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