Cash's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-05-20

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: Door Manners Comment: When we first went to collect Cash from his kennel run he was very excited and was jumping around. Before we entered the kennel Cash was to settle and be in a sit. This took him roughly 3 minutes and then once we entered he again started jumping. When he did jump the trainer used ‘uh uh’ to tell him this is not on and if he offered a sit he was rewarded. After about a minute cash settled himself down and the trainer placed him into a drop before opening his run door. Cash really struggled to begin with as he kept trying to break his drop when the trainer touched the door. If he broke his drop he was told ‘uh uh’ and place back into it. The trainer would also then reset the door and begin to open it again. If he remained in his drop he was rewarded heavily. This took roughly 3 minutes to get to the point Cash could remain in his drop while the door was opened. We then continued this with all the door leading to outside. The next step for Cash will be to continue working on his door manners and overall manners as he does know what’s acceptable and what isn’t but just needs those firm boundaries. Focus: Manners C+
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For Cash’s second session we began to work on his loose lead outside. He again started off very excited and was jumping/ pulling. The trainer used ‘uh uh’ and his drop to help him settle and understand that he cannot act silly on the lead. Towards the end of this session Cash did really well and even showed some excellent engagement with the trainer at times. While Cash was good for majority of the end, there were a few times he reacted to either people/dogs walking up to the classroom. The trainer found Cash was good when there were no new distractions however as soon as a new stimuli appeared he would often react. When this occurred the trainer would either use his search skill or drop to get him to turn away from the distraction and settle. The next step for Cash will be to continue working on his loose lead outside as he can still improve a lot! Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Play Comment: For Cashs last session we did a play session which he absolutely loved! We used a tug toy and Cash was so excited to play with the trainer. As the session went on and cash became more invested in the toy the trainer started to add in some obedience which he did really well with. At one point a dog was reacting in the classroom (we were just outside) and Cash heard but chose to ignore it and focused on getting the tug toy. Using the tug toy around distractions will be very helpful for conditioning Cash as it allows him to focus on the tug and learn to ignore the other stimuli. Focus: Conditioning A

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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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