Winnie's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-01-13

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 Winnie’s first session we worked on her drop skill. This skill is good for putting them into a controlled position around distractions. As we are still building the foundations for Winnie’s drop we used a lure. Winnie did really well throughout the session and was going into her drop with the use of a lure. As she was doing well with the lure we tried to fade out the treat into just a hand lure. Winnie struggled without the food lure and either went into her drop but broke it straight away or only went half down and realised there was no treat so stopped. With a-bit more practice Winnie isn’t too far off fading out the treat lure. We also worked on Winnie’s duration throughout the session and she did really well progressing the time she remained in her drop. This was achieved by constantly rewarding her while in her drop, especially when any sort of distractions became present (door opened, person moved, dog moved). If Winnie broke her drop before being released she was told ‘uh uh’ and put back into her drop. The next step for Winnie will be to keep progressing the duration she can hold by using ‘yes’ and ‘uh uh’ to show her she isn’t to break until released with ‘break’. Focus: Foundation B
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: For Winnie’s second session we worked on her skateboard skill. This is a good skill to build confidence. Winnie did really well for this session and was stepping onto the skateboard with her front two paws without any issues. We were able to get Winnie to remain on the skateboard while we moved it with the use of a lure. The next step for Winnie will be to continue building her confidence while the skateboard moves. Focus: Foundation B
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: For Winnie’s last session we worked on her place skill. This skill is important as it teaches them to settle onto the bed around distractions. Winnie did amazing during this session and showed us how quickly she can pick things up. Winnie went to place majority of the time asked and was able to remain on place while the trainer ran, jumped, screamed and squatted. There were a few occasions where Winnie stepped off of place however when told ‘uh uh’ she often corrected herself back onto the bed. The next step for Winnie will be to continue working on her place duration with distractions. 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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