Barney's Doggy Dayschool Report


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 started his day practicing his ‘drop’ skill, focusing on duration. Barney was able to remain in his drop while the trainer played 2 rounds of ring toss. For the remainder of the session, Barney was used as a demo dog for a dog reactive GSD we have as a board and train. Barney remained in his drop the entire time, fully engaged with the trainer while the other dog was going off his chops for a bit, which is awesome!! Keep pushing his distractions at home, he is capable of it! Super proud, Barney! Focus: Duration A
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: Next up, Barney practiced his ‘loose lead’ walking inside the classroom, focusing on both people and dog distractions. Barnacle did really well! He had awesome engagement with the trainer and listened if his non-reward marker “ah ah” was used. (He did find some treatos on the table, haha). If you are struggling at home, Barney responds well to weird noises and do not be afraid to show him where the treats are at first, this also helps him maintain his engagement. Awesome work! Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: For Barney’s last session, the trainer used the spin wheel to help decide what he should learn, and it landed on ‘sit pretty’. Barney showed no prior knowledge to this skill, but have gave it his best shot! This trick works by getting Barney into a sit and, using a lure, slowly raising it above his nose, making him slightly lift up to reach it. We want Barney’s bum to remain on the ground though, so be sure to really slowly move the lure upwards, the trainer found if they moved it too quick, he would pop up on his back legs, but with the use of his non-reward marker “ah ah”, he would sit back down and the trainer would have him try again. At this stage Barney often uses his paws to balance himself on your arm, the trainer found if they used their other hand to block him, he would sit pretty on his own, he just likes to use the easier option! Keep practicing with this and let us know how you go! 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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