Benson's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-05-17

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: Place Training Comment: Benson’s first session was charging his yes marker and introduction to place. Yes is the word we use to tell a dog they have done the right thing. That is followed by a treat. The yes marker needs to be charged so that the dog knows the word yes means a treat. Place is a spot that the dog is on and can not move off until released. It teaches them to be calm and still for example when the doorbell rings or people are visiting your house. Benson learnt the place command and the trainer started adding distance between her and Benson while he was in place. He did great and next time the trainer will build on this. Focus: Repetition D+
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: Benson’s second session was drop, a perfect skill to prevent unwanted jumping and a controlled position which can be used in an emergency. Benson did well with a lure to get in position and the trainer worked with Benson to help him learn not to pop straight back up. Next session would be to increase this duration and also the distance from Benson. He did a great job. Focus: Duration D+
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For Benson’s final session the trainer worked on loose lead, this is to ensure there is no pulling and a walk is enjoyable to dog and handler. Benson did well inside and did figure 8’s beautifully when he settled. Towards the end of the session the trainer walked with Benson outside with dog distractions. Benson did have trouble with this and next time the trainer would like to be able to have benson ignore the other dogs. Focus: Distraction D

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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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