Boat's Doggy Dayschool Report


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: Trick Training Comment: First session Boat worked on his hold skill. Trick training is a great way to work his brain and tire him out mentally. Boat is showing good progress with this, we are focusing on his duration and rewarding him for holding the object in his mouth and not just chewing at it. To do this the trainer holds the object either side to help keep it still and then waits a few seconds before rewarding, with more practise he will get the hang of it further! Focus: Duration C+
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: Boats second session we worked on his place skill. Today’s focus was building his impulse control around distractions and being able to send him to place around these distractions. We were able to throw a bucket of balls past Boat while he was on place while also having plates of food around. Initially he was quite cheeky and breaking position and needed a couple of firm uh uhs as a reminder and from there he held his position. We were also able to send him to place with all the balls on the floor, he did need the help of a hand signal at times but is showing good progress. It’s important to keep this up at home, remaining consistent in your training and with your boundaries as he hits this teenage age. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: Final session Boat worked on his loose lead and drops. Today we worked in the carpark around another dog for added distractions. Boat did well, he can be slow to go into his drops but does go into them. He walks well, occasionally pulling ahead and when he does this we stop and move the other way, he did pull towards the other dog a couple of times and when he did this we put him into a drop and waited until he was calm. 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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