Archie's Doggy Dayschool Report

2023-09-04

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: First session Archie worked on his Place skill. This skill is great to redirect unwanted behaviours, build up impulse control and encourage self settling behaviours. We used this session to condition Archie to his markers (yes= reward, break = release from skill, uh uh = non reward). Archie began to pick this up quickly and we were able to begin adding in some duration before releasing him. He is still in the early stages and will need more work to increasing his duration before adding extra distractions but is showing great progress. Focus: Foundation C+
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: In Archie’s second session we worked on his drop skill. Archie shows some understanding of this skill but still needs some guidance by luring him slightly into position paired with the verbal cue “drop”. When in the position he can be quick to pop back up so we worked on building his duration up a few seconds at a time with a continuous flow of treats before releasing him. This skill is another skill that will be handy to redirect unwanted behaviours at home. Keep building his duration to strengthen the skill further. Focus: Duration C+
Skill learnt: Play Comment: Archie’s final session we began working on some structured play. This will help Archie have an outlet and something to redirect him to when he becomes overstimulated and starts to mouth/bite. Archie initially didn’t show much interest in the tug toy but we found he likes to chase it a bit. By the end of the session he was beginning to tug with the toy and show some interest. It is important to have outlets like tug to help redirect those behaviours too. Keep working on this to help with those mouthy behaviours at home. Focus: Conditioning X

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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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