Zazu's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-01-27

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: For Zazu’s first session we worked on her place skill. This is a good skill as it puts her into a controlled position around distractions. We specifically worked on duration with multiple distractions. Zazu wasn’t too phased by tennis balls, squeaky toys or the trainer running around as she remained on place with any of those distractions. However she really struggled when the trainer crouched next to the bed. She stepped off multiple times as she just wanted to get to the trainer. Therefore we worked on this for the last half of the session. If Zazu stepped off of the bed without being released she was told ‘uh uh’ and put back onto the bed. If she remained on place when the trainer squatted, she was told ‘yes’ and rewarded. By the end of the session Zazu was able to remain on place when the trainer calmly squatted. The next step for her will be to get her to remain on place when the trainer squatted and puts her arms out for a cuddle. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: For Zazus second session we worked on her drop skill in the cattery. This is an important skill as it puts Zazu into a controlled position while you can condition her to cats. When we first entered the cattery Zazu had very little focus and was pulling. To stop this behaviour she was asked to drop and as she didn’t she was told ‘uh uh’ and put into her drop. We held a drop duration for 5 minutes while there was a cat next to us. Zazu started off poorly and was crawling towards the cat however after a few uses of ‘uh uh’ when she crawled and ‘yes’ when she was stationary her focus started to increase. After about a minute Zazu showed some excellent engagement. Towards the end of the session we worked on repetition. Zazu wasn’t dropping until the trainer started to use a loud firm command. After this was changed she started to drop when asked. The next step for Zazu will be to continue working on conditioning her to cats using her drop skill. Focus: Distraction C+
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: For Zazus last session we worked on her skateboard trick. This is a good skill for building confidence and concentration. Zazu did really well today and was able to skate the length of the classroom with a lure. One thing Zazu struggled with was settling when stepping onto the skateboard. She would often jump onto it trying to get the treat. To reduce this behaviour we worked on getting her to slowly step onto the it and once on getting her to move the skateboard herself. By the end of the session Zazu had improved and was smashing her skateboard skill. The next step will be to start trying to fade out the lure. 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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