Basil's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-02-21

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: Paws Up (on object) Comment: For his first session today Basil worked on his paws up skill. We used some rubber spikey pods to really test his confidence! He did really well and we could lure him on, we even started luring him onto two pods, getting him to have one foot on each pod. Basil was showing some really good engagement but towards the end of the session he became a bit hesitant and was watching everyone in the classroom instead of focusing on the trainer. The trainer decided to take him for a little walk outside and then bring him back in before putting him on the crate to reset him a little bit. Focus: Confidence B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: For his second session today Basil worked on his drop skill with trainer distractions. He has really good knowledge of this skill and was doing it with just the auditory cue! We kept the session fast paced with no other dogs in the room so he could focus solely on the trainer. We were able to get him into a drop, release, drop, mark/reward etc. He seemed to really enjoy this and got quite excited, running to the trainer for cuddles when released! Having it nice and calm in the room seemed to really help with his confidence. Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: For Basil’s last session today we worked on his chin rest. We still needed to lure his chin over our hand but we were able to increase his duration over the session. To increase duration in this skill we lure him on, mark/reward and then use a bridging word. This can be anything, we tend to use good boy (strung out) and then release them by saying “break” and throwing a treat. Using a bridging word allows us to keep his attention on the skill! Keep working on his chin rest skill, he is doing really well! Focus: Duration 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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