Boat's Doggy Dayschool Report

2024-01-19

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: Boats first session we worked on his drop skill. Today we focused on getting him to drop during higher energy play. This helps him build impulse control, will help redirect his jumping and teach him to still follow verbal cues even whilst in a heightened state of arousal. Boat found this a bit challenging to start with the higher energy and would jump and mouth at the trainer but by the end of the session was responding to the verbal cue “drop” and a clear hand signal (hand moving towards the ground). When he would break position early or not follow the verbal cue we simply told him uh uh and guided him into position. Keep working on this at home to push the skill further. Focus: Manners C+
Skill learnt: Middle Position Comment: Boats second session we started to teach him middles. This skill is not only a bit of fun, but a great safety skill and control position. To teach this we lured Boat to walk between the trainers legs and into a sit position, from there we marked yes and rewarded. Boat picked this up quickly and we were able to begin adding the verbal cue “middles”. We are working on fading the lure out but as he is still new to this skill he does need this still at times. Keep this up at home to strengthen his understanding of this skill. Focus: Foundation B
Skill learnt: Recall Comment: In Boats final session we worked on his recall. We worked outside on the grass today and used a long line to build on his distance and distractions. Boat did really well with this coming back to the trainer when he is called, only once or twice running past the trainer to head towards the fountain. Keep working on his recall at home in familiar environments, on lead and gradually increase distraction level. 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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