Boat's Doggy Dayschool Report

2024-02-23

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: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: First session Boat worked on his loose lead and drops outside out kennel areas. This gave as added distractions of some dogs, staff and the hose. Boat gets very distracted by dogs and people and will pull quite heavily to get to him. It’s important to be firm with this at home and not allow him to pull towards something he wants otherwise it reinforces the pulling behaviours. When he did this we either stopped and moved the other way or asked for a drop when we saw people approaching. Focus: Distraction C+
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: Second session Boat worked on his hold and his out. We spent the first half working on his duration of his hold trick which is progressing well, he can lose focus a bit and still requires us the hold the edges of the object to help support it while he gets a good grip but we were able to let go for a few seconds at a time while he held it. We finished up with his out command which is super important at home to help him let go/drop the item. He is showing good progress keep working on this! Focus: Duration B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: Final session Boat worked outside on the grass around another dog and people. This session we again focused on his loose lead and drops plus added in some recall. These are the areas that we want to strengthen with distractions so lots of repetition is important, he did a lot better this session than the first session. He only pulled towards a dog once and was easily redirected back with an uh uh. We even were able to loose lead in circles around another staff member! Keep working on these skills at home. Focus: Distraction B

We recommend your next step should be…

Join our group O,C&C sessions

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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