Willow's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-11-23

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: Willow began her day with her ‘place training’ in the classroom, focusing on duration with distractions. Willow has good knowledge of this skill and remained there with other dogs in the room, but if the trainer made too much movement, she would get excitable and break, trying to play! With the use of her non-reward marker “ah ah”, the trainer would then pop her back onto place. Willow broke numerous times during this session, so the trainer limited her movements a bit more so Willow could be successful. At the beginning of the session the trainer could barely take a step away without her breaking, but by the end the trainer was able to be just over a metre away and Willow remained on place. Keep up with the distractions at home, start small and slowly build your way up, we want for Willow to be able to resist all temptations in the future. Focus: Duration B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: Next up, Willow worked on her ‘drop’ skill, focusing again on duration with distractions. Today Willow remained in a drop while the trainer spelled her name in kibble, how good!! She was obviously tempted to get the treatos, but as the trainer rewarded her quite frequently, she was able to resist. Willow also resisted numerous tennis balls being rolled and bounced past her, which is fantastic!! Keep up the awesome work with her at home! She is definitely stronger in this skill. Focus: Duration B+
Skill learnt: Spin Comment: To finish up, Willow worked on both her ‘loose lead’ walking and ‘spin’ skill in the classroom with dog distractions. She did so well! Willow always has such great engagement with the trainer when she is walking, and it is fantastic! It also makes it a heap easier to ask for a spin from her as well! Keep up the awesome work with this at home and keep making her stronger with it! Focus: Distraction A
Skill learnt: Crate Training Comment: While we know you have said she jumps on the table at home, unfortunately that is something we cannot help with at school. Is she jumping up when unsupervised? Is she jumping up if there is food? No food? Is she in a skill prior to it? At home it is all about boundaries for her, make sure you set them strong. If she was not in a controlled position; place or crate, definitely try it! If she is unsupervised we suggest to crate her, or if she is supervised pop her on place. If she breaks, use her non-reward marker and try again. Please let us know if there is anything more we can do to help! Focus: Repetition X

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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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