Blue's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-06-09

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 Blues first session today we worked on his place and drop skill together. To help him settle and burn some of his initial excitement we sent him to and from place quickly and also asked him to drop when released from place. By chaining these skills together we can do lots of quick circuits before rewarding him. We were able to do place, drop, place, drop then reward. After about 10 minutes of this we kept him on place while another dog was training, he settled really well. Focus: Repetition A
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: Blues second session today was all about loose lead in the cattery. He did pretty well with the smells of cats but as soon as he saw them he lost some focus. So bring his focus back to the trainer we simply asked for a drop and waited for him to look at us before releasing him. Since his drop skill is really solid it’s a good one to bring his focus back. Since the cattery is a controlled environment we can really push him a bit further, it can be hard outside as cats are very random with their movements. Keep working on his drop skill to really solidify it. Focus: Conditioning B
Skill learnt: Recall Comment: For his last session today we worked on some loose lead with random recalls. We walked all around the property, when he got distracted or pulled in front we used this as a opportunity for a recall. We would say his name to grab his attention and then say “come”. When he started towards us we marked “yes” and offered him the whole treat pouch. Doing this quickly conditions the word come as they learn that they have a shot at the whole treat pouch. They might get one treat or a whole mouthful, this is good because it will always differ in value. Keep practicing his recalls, you can use their breakfast or dinner for this skill so they don’t get too much food. 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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