Archie (Mr Archibald)'s Doggy Dayschool Report

2023-11-17

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: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For his first session today to get him locked on and focused for the day the trainer took Archie for a loose lead walk around the property while also working on his drops. To help challenge him the trainer would approach kennel staff and the groundsman as they came across them in the walk, they would ask Archie to drop and then step in front of him and speak to the staff before allowing him to get up and greet them nicely, this was repeated throughout the session along with randomly dropping him as we go along. Having a solid drop with his loose lead can be a very useful skill when out on a walk and you get rushed by another dog or a person who is over zealous about touching dear Archie, if we can have confidence he won’t get up from his drop we will be able to approach these situations a lot safer and with less stress! This was an amazing first session and even though he was only taking treats at the end of the session the trainer noticed that physical interaction is just as rewarding for Archie and they were able successfully use to this progress his skills. Focus: Manners B+
Skill learnt: Recall Comment: For his recall today Archie actually did really really well! They started off in the classroom with him and when he was recalling away from The dogs in the crates and from other distractions in the classroom easily he was moved outside. The grass was a little distracting for him however when the skill is paired with exciting movements it’s entices him a little more to run back to the trainer. There was also a sprinkler turned on while he did recall, he seemed to really like running around it so this was also used as a distraction to recall him away from! This session was great, not only did he do the work he also had such a fun time doing it which we love to see! Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Muzzle Conditioning Comment: Archie was so tired by this session so the trainer worked on some muzzle and vet holds to finish out the day. The trainer was able to get him successfully putting his face into the muzzle today without any treat lures in the muzzle to guide him in which was great! He also allowed the trainer to look over every single part of him including his eyes, ears, teeth, paw pads and basically everywhere else! This was a great way to finish his day because not only was it helpful for when he goes to the vet he also was allowed to settle down after his big day which makes him calmer when he returned back to the pet resort accomodation. Focus: Conditioning 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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