Archie's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-10-12

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: In his first session, Archie focused on conditioning the trainer while in the kennel. Archie initially displayed nervous behaviours and would create space (move away) from the trainer when approached. To help Archie relax and trusts the trainer they used conditioning and treats. The trainer simply sat in the kennel with his avoiding eye contact and throwing threats at him. Archie quickly began to eat the treats and move closer to the trainer. As the session progressed the trainer was able to use his know skill drop to help further condition the trainer. He responded well to the drop cue despite the challenging environment. Focus: Conditioning X
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: In his second session, the trainer continued work on conditioning to the environment while also working on his loose lead walking. Archie greeted the trainers with a tail wag and showed more confidence than his first session. The trainer was able to place a lead on him and begin walking around the Pet Retreat facility. Archie was initially distracted by the high distracting and active environment. To help redirect his focus the trainer used his known skill of drop. Archie responded well to the verbal cue drop but struggle with duration. Once drop was incorporated, he began to perform well. However, as the trainers approached the training room Archie began to display nervous behaviour again and would not walk inside. The trainers spent some time conditioning Archie to the room and walkway but were unsuccessful at getting him into the classroom. Focus: Conditioning C+
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: In his final session, Archie focused on further developing his skill drop with duration while around the pet retreat facility and next to another dog in the kennel. Archie performs well with his drop but struggles to hold duration, building his duration was the focus of this session. Beginning in the kennel where he is comfortable the trainer increased the frequency of treats to help encourage him to remain in drop. Archie responded well to this and began to hold the position for longer. During his session the dog next to him returned to his kennel, this caused Archie to bark and lose focus. The Trainer spent some time conditioning Archie to the other dog. Focus: Duration B

We recommend your next step should be…

Consider an intensive Board & Train

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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