Barney's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-09-10

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: Drop/ Down Comment: For Barney’s first session we worked on his drop skill while opening doors. This session is focused on door manners which allows for you to open doors without him barging through. To begin with Barney was over aroused and was jumping in his kennel. It took him 2 minutes to relax and remain in his sit when asked. Once he was calm and was remaining in his sit the trainer opened his kennel door and he started to again become unfocused and pull. To help him calm down and show him that this behaviour doesn’t allow him to get what he wants he was asked to drop at the kennel door. He was to remain in this drop while the trainer opened the door. Barney eventually got there but it took around 5 tries of opening the door. Due to this we focused on opening doors while he remained in his drop. The next step for Barney is to continue working on his door manners around the kennels. Focus: Repetition B
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: For Barney’s second session we worked on his place skill using red light green light. This skill is important as it’s the only skill you are able to send them away from you, it also teaches them to settle onto one place. Barney started off the session well and was going to place when asked however as the session went on, he started to get tired and became unfocused. To refocus him the trainer kept him on place for a few minutes to allow him to settle. After a few minutes the trainer then continued his red-light green-light and he again started going to place when asked. The next step for Barney will be to continue his place skill with high distractions and red light green light sessions. Focus: Repetition B+
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For Barney’s last session we worked on his loose lead walking. This is an important skill to allow walking without pulling. To begin with Barney was overwhelmed and distracted by his environment. To help him focus the trainer rewarded him every time he made eye contact and did frequent turns to make sure he’s paying attention. After a minute he started to focus, and the trainer was able to progress his walking to the outside environment. Barney was making excellent eye contact for majority of the end of the session. He pulled a few times when a person would walk past and therefore Barney’s next step will be to continue his loose lead walking around people/dogs. Focus: Distraction B+

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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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