Blue's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-07-29

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: Obstacle Course (Confidence Building) Comment: For his first session today Blue worked on his confidence! We used the stairs, a confidence course and also jumping on obstacles. Keeping the session fun and high energy really helps him smash his goals and doesn’t give him a chance to overthink things. He did really well on the stairs, he went up and down multiple times with no problems at all. We then used a confidence course we set up in the classroom with all sorts of surfaces and sounds. Lastly we used a tree stump and made a game of getting him to jump on and off of it! He was so proud of himself and really had fun this session. Focus: Confidence B+
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For his second session today Blue worked on his loose lead walking next door at the pony club. We also mixed in some automatic sits when the trainer stops walking. Doing automatic sits means that Blue is really focusing on the trainer body language. The first couple times we had to ask for a sit but after that he smashed it and did it all by himself. We made sure to start walking with our left leg first so he can clearly see when we are about to start walking. He did great at the pony club with all the wonderful distractions. Focus: Distraction A
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: For his last session today Blue worked on his drop skill outside. We worked on red light green light, getting him all excited and then asked for a drop. He did really well with this and loved playing with the trainer, he definitely knows his drops and responds well to a verbal cue. Keep working on this at home and in different environments. We can move to an intermittent schedule of reinforcement, this simply means we don’t have to reward them after every attempt! For the last part we practiced his sits and drops together, he did get a little confused when we asked for a sit as he would go straight into a drop since we were working on them before. To help him we just reintroduced the hand signal for the sit and he picked it up quickly. The last few minutes Blue laid down on the grass and fell asleep while receiving a good rub down! He smashed his training today and we had lots of fun with him. 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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