Archie's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-02-03

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: Conditioning Comment: For Archie’s first session we worked on conditioning him to the classroom and sits. When we first went into the classroom Archie wasn’t taking treats as he was overwhelmed. After a couple of minutes he started to eat the fritz and we were able to work on his sits. As Archie would still get distracted by his brother being in the classroom the trainer would reward him for whenever he redirected his attention back onto the trainer. Archie did well with being lured into his sits! The next step will be to start fading out the lure. Focus: Conditioning X
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: For Archie’s second session we worked on his place skill. This is a good skill as it allows them to settle onto a bed. Archie did so well for this skill and even went to place without a lure a few times. However he doesn’t completely understand the skill yet so he still needs to be lured onto the bed. When doing this begin with a treat in your hand and get Archie to follow it onto the bed. As soon as all four paws hit the bed he can be told ‘yes’ and given the treat. After Archie is given the treat you can then tell him ‘break’ to incorporate his release word. The next step for Archie will be to continue working on the foundations of his place skill. Focus: Foundation B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: For Archie’s last session we worked on drop skill. This is a good skill as it allows Archie to be in a controlled position around distractions. Archie is still developing the skill so we worked on the foundations for this session. To do so we lured Archie under our leg as this was the most effective way to get Archie into his drops. Archie did well and would place all four elbows onto the floor by the end of the session. When Archie placed all four elbows onto the floor he was told ‘yes’ and rewarded. The next step for Archie will be to continue working on the foundations of his drop using the lure under the leg. Focus: Foundation C

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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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