Basil's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-10-19

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 his first session we worked on drops in the classroom with no other dogs. Basil is really good at following a hand signal into drop but really struggled with his duration at the start of the session (would often pop back up almost right away). With a focus on duration it didn't take long for Basil to start holding his drop longer and waiting for his release word. Continue working on building his duration at home by using regular treats to maintain the drop. Focus: Duration B
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: For his second session we worked on place with Basil. Basil shows a great understanding of the place skill and happily went to place when asked. He wasn't as keen on treats this session but this may have been due to there being dogs in crates in the classroom so he may have been more nervous (he did start taking treats again near the end). He still did quite well on place and the trainer was able to take several steps back without him breaking by the end of the session. He did growl a bit at another dog that entered the classroom but stayed lying down on place. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: For his last session we worked a bit on confidence and starting the chin rest skill with Basil. Chin rest can be a good method to help deal with mouthing as they have to place their chin in the palm of your hand. Basil did well following a lure (yummy fritz this time as he wasn't interested in kibble) onto the trainer's hand and we worked on repetition of the skill with luring. Keep practicing this skill at home by using lures (no verbal cue just yet). Focus: Conditioning 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 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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