Blue's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-07-05

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 Blues first session we worked on his drop skill. This is a good skill for Blue as it allows him to be in a controlled position around distractions. Blue struggled with his focus to begin with and also wasn’t taking treats. We used cuddles and treats to help condition him to the classroom and he started to take treats after a minute. As he was very distracted we went back to basics as he wasn’t listening when being told to drop. We used a lure and he started to do really well. Towards the end of the session we were end able to fade the treat lure out into just a hand. We tried to progress to fading out the hand lure however he struggled with this. The next step for Blue will be to continue working on his drop skill fading out the lure as this helps him to drop even when distracted. Focus: Back to Basics B
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: For Blues second session we worked on his place skill. This is a good skill for Blue as it allows him to relax on the bed around distractions. We started inside the classroom where he did really well. As he was doing well we progressed to outside however blue struggled to listen to the trainer. Once on place he would remain however when asked to go to place he would only go about 50% of the time. We again started to use a lure to help him focus and if he didn’t go to place when asked he was told ‘uh uh’. The next step for Blue will be to continue working on his place skill outside so he can improve to going into place every time asked. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For Blues last session we worked on his loose lead in the classroom. This is an important skill to allow Blue to walk on the lead without pulling you. Blue started off well but as the session went on he started to become very distracted and was walking very slow. The trainer made herself abit more exciting by patting him and getting him excited so he would continue walking next to her. The last 5 minutes of the session we spent on building his paws up skill to help boost his confidence. As he is a nervous boy we want him to build his confidence up. He did well with this but still needs lots of work to help build his confidence. Focus: Distraction B

We recommend your next step should be…

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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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