Berger's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-08-04

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: For his first session today Berger worked on his impulse control around food. We mimicked cutting up food as you would for dinner. We had him in a drop position next to us while we cut up the food. It’s important that we don’t let any food fall as this presents an opportunity for him and can reinforce his behaviours. When at home, putting him in another room is great but we need to give him something to do. Frozen Kong’s, licki-mats, snuffle mats and puzzle feeders are a great way to occupy him. Using a crate as well which can be covered also will help him settle. It’s important that he never has access to human food while you are prepping or eating. If he does then this will set back your training. Keep up the good work, hopefully these tips help! Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: For his second session today Berger worked on his impulse control around food. We had him on place and the trainer threw food on the floor while he remained on place. He did well with this and didn’t break position once the entire time. The second half we spent sitting right in front of him and spelling out his name with biscuits. He was a bit whiney with this but every time he was quiet for 2-3 seconds we rewarded him. He didn’t break position while we did this, we made sure to keep rewarding him while spelling his name to let him know he is doing the right thing! Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For Berger’s last session today we worked on his “leave it” but with dog food on a plate on the floor. The goal of this is to walk past the food saying “leave it” and then reward him once past it. He struggled a bit to start with so we kept the distance large but each repetition we got a little bit closer. He smashed this and was even able to go into a drop next to the food! Keep working on his leave it skill, something like this needs lots of impulse control therefore lots and lots of practice! It’s good to use low value food on the floor and reward with higher value, that way he realises that better things come from your hand! 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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