Charlie's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-10-06

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: Today Charlie started off with ‘loose lead’ walking outside, focusing on building his engagement. At first he was very excitable and bounding around, but he was able to settle himself in a couple minutes and walked beautifully. Charlie loves looking at his surroundings, so we went back to basics to build his engagement by having a treat lure in front of his nose. He responded well to this, and the trainer slowly faded away the lure during the session and by the end, Charlie had amazing focus on the trainer. Keep up the good work at home and don’t be afraid to go back to basics if needed, it does help!! Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: Next up, Charlie worked on his ‘drop’ skill, focusing on duration with distractions. Charlie did really well! He was able to successfully resist the kibble when the trainer spelt his name with it in front of him! Awesome work!! The trainer then decided to test him with high level movement and a skateboard. Charlie again remained in his drop and did not break once!! AMAZING!! The next steps for Charlie is to have higher level distractions; hi vis, tennis balls, squeaky toys etc. Focus: Distraction A
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: Charlie finished off his day with some ‘red light green light’, using his ‘drop’ skill. The whole point of this exercise is to get him razzed up and then ask for a controlled position, testing his focus and listening. Although Charlie was very interested in the toy, he was able to listen to the trainer when they asked for his drop command. More often then not though, he would only get as far as a sit. The trainer then began to add a lure when asking for a drop, which Charlie gladly followed. In the future we want Charlie to be able to perform a drop with just the word, and fade out the lure. You could maybe practice with just yourself being excited, then add in a toy and see if he responds better. Awesome work though! 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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