Basil's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-11-16

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: For Basil’s first session today we focused on his loose lead walking. We did this straight from the kennels, as soon as his lead was on. We practiced his door manners leaving the kennels as well. We would get him in a sit and then open the door, if he broke position we would say “ah ah” and close the door until he sat down again. From here we were able to practice his loose lead skill outside and in the cattery. He has great engagement with the trainer and only pulled at the start. After a few direction changes he got into the swing of it. By the end of the session Basil was showing good check ins with the trainer and wasn’t pulling on the lead. To work on this skill it just needs practice in different environments, introducing distractions slowly. Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: For his second session today we focused on his place skill, mainly focusing on sending him to place. This involved lots of repetitions send him to place and releasing him. To build distance that he is sent from we start our small and slowly build it up. We first started at about half a metre, we released him from place, got his attention and then said “place” while pointing to the raised bed. He was able to run straight on, where we marked and rewarded him. We slowly increased the distance. Once we reached the 1 metre mark he was hit and miss with the skill. To combat this, we reduced the distance and worked on getting 4/5 successful attempts before increasing distance again. Practicing this skill at home is a great way to improve his understanding and confidence. Focus: Distance B
Skill learnt: Sit Comment: The last session for Basil focused on his sits and drops. We focused on the red light green light game, getting him all excited and then asking for a skill. Helping dogs develop an “off switch” is crucial for training. When dogs get over excited they can sometimes show undesirable behaviours, by having a control position that they listen to even when they are excited is a great training tool! Basil did so well with this today, we were able to release him from a drop or sit have a good play with him, with squeaky toys or running around the classroom and then with a loud voice ask for a skill. He did much better with his drops than he did with the sit. He often broke out of the sit and had to be corrected, whereas he only broke a couple times from his drop. Towards the end of the session we focused on his sits with less energy once released. He did much better not being as razzed up, this can definitely be something to practice at home, slowly increasing the intensity of games and then asking for a sit! He did really well for this session. 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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