Winnie's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-01-18

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: Winnie’s first session today was focused on sending her to from a distance. She really loves this skill, running quickly to bed and spinning around for the treat! We teach this skill from a distance as well as close by to help the dogs learn that not everything has to be by our side. Sending Winnie away from us was no trouble at all. She has this skill down-pat! Keep working on this in different environments with different distractions. The distance might need to be reduced if the distractions are higher! Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: For Winnie’s second session we practiced her drops, focusing on fading out the lure. We practiced a couple with a treat in our hand but progressed to having no treat and just a hand signal. She did well with this but would sometimes lose interest. Once she figured out that she still gets a treat once in a drop she did much better. Keep practicing this, alternating between having a treat in your hand and without. At this stage she will still need to be rewarded every time she does the drop! This skill can also be used for when Winnie gets excitable and jumpy. Having treats handy and putting her in a drop until settled can redirect that behaviour! Focus: Foundation B
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: Winnie’s last session today was focused on loose lead walking and engagement just outside the classroom. We chose two points to walk between and focused on keeping the lead slack. Any time that Winnie pulled, the trainer simply turned around and said “this way,” encouraging her to follow. Once she released pressure and started in the direction of the trainer we mark “yes” and reward! She did pretty well outside, she got a little bit distracted with the smells but otherwise was fairly engaged! Keep practicing this at home, in the backyard or front. If she is showing great engagement here then move somewhere more challenging like the street or the park! Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Crate Training Comment: Between Winnie’s sessions today she settled really well in the crate! We had her in a crate that is 23". This crate has enough room for her to stand, turn around and lay down comfortably. Initially she would be a little vocal, but after a couple minutes she would settle and go to sleep! Focus: Foundation A

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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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