Cash's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-07-15

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: For his first session today Cash worked on his loose lead walking at the pony club while we had baby noises playing on our phone. We used the pony club as this is a highly distracting location and would really test him. Cash was overexcited at the start so we did lots of turns to keep him focused. He did fairly well by the end of the session and was showing more engagement but he would still get momentarily distracted by something. Keep pushing this skill as he needs lots of practice in high distracting environments. He didn’t seem bothered by the baby crying after a while either, he did look at the phone initially but lost interest which is great. Focus: Distraction C+
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: For his second session we remained at the pony club and worked on his emergency drops. An emergency drop is a normal drop but done quicker and the end goal is to be able to leave them there while you deal with whatever situation. We continued to play the baby crying noise to help condition him further. Cash has a pretty good drop skill so we wanted to push it further, he did brake position when the trainer pretended to keep walking so we had to slow it right down. We would ask for a drop and slow motion walk away from him. Keep pushing this skill, he does still get very distracted so we need lots and lots of repetitions. Focus: Distraction C+
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: For his last session today we spent half of it working on sending him to place and the other half getting him to settle. This session was done in the classroom where we had dogs present in the crates but also coming in/out of the classroom. If we didn’t have Cash’s full attention he would be easily distracted and bark at the other dogs. Since this isn’t a fear based reaction we corrected the behaviour and brought his focus back to what we were doing. He was able to settle quickly after this happened and laid down on the bed. It’s good to have a solid place skill as this come in handy for so many situations around the home. Cash’s reactivity to dogs should definitely be a priority for his training. Keep working on this in controlled environments and make sure staff are aware of this for his training so we can really push the dog distractions. Focus: Duration 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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