Barney's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-05-07

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: To start the day we focused on loose lead with Barney to encourage his engagement when he is excited. He did struggle with this as he was jumping and mouthing to play with the trainer so a drop was required for a few moments to get him to settle. Once settled they resumed loose lead and as soon as he was settled his loose lead and engagement was brilliant. The trainer was able to make sharp left and right turns with him and he still remained engaged when going through more distracting environments. Amazing work with his loose lead! He is just young and still get's excited at the beginning! Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: Place was focused on outside with distractions (toys, food and dogs and people walking by). He struggled to begin with as the toys were very interesting to him but with some guidance he started responding to the cue. They focused this session on sending to and from place, gradually building distance and distractions. He has good duration but would break with people approaching to walk past. Overall this was a really good session for him! Keep it up at home as he can be cheeky with breaking. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: Barney struggled with his drops today so the trainer revisited the basics and gradually built it from there. He picked it up really fast as it is a known skill (he just didn't respond to it at the time), and she was able to challenge his drops with some distractions. They focused on building duration as he frequently broke from his drop. By the end of session he was holding drop for 15 seconds in the distracting classroom. Focus: Back to Basics C+
Skill learnt: Crate Training Comment: Between sessions Barney was crated in the classroom. Barney struggles to be in the crate when other people or dogs are in the room. He takes a long time to settle and relax and the trainers believe it comes down to FOMO. Some homework to focus on would be crating Barney before visitors come around and only letting him say hello once he is settled. This way we can reinforce that calm = reward. 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 DoneĀ (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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