Zazu's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-02-01

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 Zazus first session we worked on her drop skill outside. This is a good skill as it puts Zazu into a controlled position around distractions. Zazu did well throughout the session however at times did lose focus. We worked specifically on repetitions as her duration was very good. Zazu started the session very distracted by all the noises/smells and wasn’t dropping when asked to. After a few uses of ‘uh uh’ she began to drop when asked. The next step for Zazu will be to continue working on her drops outside with medium distractions as even when she did drop it was often after a few seconds rather than straight away when asked. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For Zazus second session we worked on her loose lead outside on the grass. This is an important skill as it reduces pulling and instead teaches Zazu to walk nicely next to you. Zazu did really well at the end of this session and showed some awesome engagement! Once we first entered the grass area Zazu did pull a few times and in this instance she was told ‘uh uh’ and turned away from the distraction. To increase Zazus engagement the trainer rewarded her whenever eye contact was made with the trainer. Zazu did really well and was tiring towards the end, she even decided that she’d go for a dip in the fountain. The next step for Zazu will be to keep working on her loose lead with medium distractions as while she did well there is still room for improvement. Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Middle Position Comment: For Zazus last session we worked on her middles skill. This as a good skill as it puts Zazu into a controlled position as well as it being a safe spot for her. We worked specifically on the distance that Zazu goes into middles from. We started off about 1 metre away and worked up to roughly 3 metres. Zazu did really well and was able to go to Middles majority of the time. If she didn’t go into her middles position she was told ‘nope’ and guided into middles. Once in middles she was told ‘yes’ and rewarded. The next step for Zazu will be to continue increasing her distance. Focus: Distance 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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