Aslan's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-08-06

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: Aslan’s first session was place training. He did struggle with this and the trainer was unable to move far from the bed without Aslan stepping off. The trainer used the uh-uh word and leash pressure to get Aslan back on the bed. This was done as soon as he put one foot off the bed. At home you will need to be firm with and very consistent. Make sure he is on a lead and you may need to stand near the bed to start with. Taking steps backwards then forward and using the yes marker to reward him when he stays there and the uh-uh as soon as he steps off. He did progress through the session and the trainer was able to take a couple of steps back from the bed without Aslan breaking. However, the goal will be to introduce a lot more distractions for Aslan. Focus: Repetition C
Skill learnt: Muzzle Conditioning Comment: Aslan’s second session was working on getting his muzzle on. The trainer did get it done up twice, but this was working really slowly with lots of treats. At home see how long he can hold his nose in it before giving a treat and work on increasing that time. When you do get it done up make sure you use lots of treats and maybe have a quick walk around before taking it off. It will be a work on progress and it is better to take it slow than try and rush it and be back at square one. Just remember baby steps. Focus: Repetition X
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: Aslan’s final session was drop. He got a bit stubborn with these and didn’t want to drop. The trainer worked with Aslan and did get him to drop a few times. Given his attitude at this point the trainer had a game of tug with him. These games help give the dog an outlet to have a game in a controlled manner. Aslan enjoyed the game and really wanted the trainer to interact with him and the game. The toy was no fun without the trainer making it come alive, which is awesome. After the game the trainer went back to the drop with Aslan and this time he was a bit more receptive to the skill. There does still need to be more work on this and Aslan needs to have consistency when he is asked to do something. If he doesn’t go into position then it is uh-uh and a bit of leash pressure to get him into the position of drop that he does know. Next time the trainer would like to see Aslan drop much quicker than he is now. Focus: Repetition 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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