Arlo's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-04-07

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: Apologies for the late report. IT issues caused a delay. Arlo’s first session was loose lead walking. However, his training started straight away with gate/door manners. He was very excited and the trainer used the Uhuh word a number of times to indicate this was not play time. As he started to walk out of the kennels he was barking at the dogs and pulling. The trainer decided to teach Arlo to ‘Walk Behind’ this involves Arlo learning to loose lead walk behind his handler. This helps Arlo not propel forward when he sees something exciting. The trainer took him to a narrow walkway and as soon as Arlo started pushing passes the trainer turned and used spacial pressure to push Arlo back, by just walking into Arlo. Arlo did resist this at first and jumped up to avoid moving back. The trainer kept walking until Arlo moved back. By the end of the session Arlo was starting to work out what he needed to do and was less interested in the noisy dogs nearby. Focus: Repetition C
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: Next up for Arlo was place. This is a skill that encourages self settling, impulse control and great for when visitors come to the house. All four paws must be on the bed and only allowed off when released. Arlo had some knowledge of this skill but was getting off place with trainer movement. The trainer upped the frequency of treats and was able to progress Arlo to starting to ignore a tennis ball after he broke a couple of times. Great session and looking forward to working more on this next time. Focus: Distraction C+
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: Drops was the focus of Arlo’s last session. He was quite excited and jumping. The trainer used the Uhuh word and put Arlo into a drop and used the foot brake to prevent Arlo jumping. Once Arlo had settled the trainer did a number of quick repetitions to get that drop cemented in his mind. The trainer then worked on the time that Arlo could hold position and resist distractions. See are Insta stories to see Arlo loving the flirt pole but also listening and holding his drops! He did a fantastic job and next session we look forward to Arlo settling into the session calmer! Focus: Distraction 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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