Barney's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-12-17

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: Drop/ Down Comment: Barney began his day practicing his ‘drop’ skill in both the cattery and classroom, focusing on distractions. Barney was still excitable during this first session and therefore needed the use of his “ah ah’s” here and there. After a couple repetitions of this, Barney dropped beautifully throughout the remainder of the session and had great engagement. Keep on pushing him with this at home, we would love for him to be able to drop perfectly from the beginning of training! Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Middle Position Comment: Next up, Barney worked on his ‘middles’ skill, focusing on increasing the distance and changing angles slightly. He did really well!! Although he still needs the use of a lure or hand wiggle to help him know where to end up, he was able to perform the skill from larger distances, which is great! Keep focusing on this with him and slowly fade the lure. Once he performs the skill 90% of the time, begin to add the verbal cue “middles”. Awesome work, Barney! Focus: Distance B+
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: As it was a hot day and Barney was quite tired, the trainer used the spin wheel to determine a fun trick for Barney’s last session, and it landed on ‘bang’. Bang is a trick where you hold a finger gun to your dog and they flop over as if they are dead. To begin with, the trainer began by luring Barney to lay onto his side and rewarding him. Once he did this 90% of the time, the trainer paired it with the other hand holding a finger gun, and although he was a little confused at first, he picked it up pretty quick!! He was able to lean onto his side from just the finger gun towards the end! Keep on working on this at home and he will be a pro in no time! Again, once he is doing this 90% of the time, add in the verbal cue “bang”. He finished his day by splashing in our shell pool to cool off. Great work today, Barney! Focus: Foundation 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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