Chase's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-04-05

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: Place Training Comment: In chase’s first session we trained place skill. This skill is fantastic for self settling and to redirect the unwanted behaviours he might display. He wasn’t taking his treats, don’t know if it was cause he wasn’t hungry or just didn’t want kibble. With place training all four paws must be on the bed which is the object place. He took awhile to settle but that’s normal with new environments. After awhile he laid down on the bed and was fantastic. Focus: Repetition B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: In chase’s second session we trained drops with duration. With all our basic skills we train we apply duration instead of stay or wait, because instead of saying drop and wait it’s just drop and all he had to do is stay in that position until we release him, which we say ‘break’. So he knows his drops but has no duration so to keep him in the position we were saying ‘drop’ holding our hand with treats right next to his nose. Saying ‘yes’ everytime we reward as that’s our reward marker. Once releasing him we would say ‘break’ and throw some food on the floor for him to grab. After time you can slow down the rewards so waiting a few seconds after the first reward, which will help with his duration. He did progress well with this skill but he was so eager for the food. Focus: Duration C+
Skill learnt: Crate Training Comment: In his last session we trained crate training. Now in between session we had him in a great and he would go In straight away. But in this session we were basically throwing treats in the crate for him to grab and leaving the cats open so he could come out as he pleased. As we progressed we would shut the door for a little bit then get him to come out, this just helps him understand that shutting the gate isn’t a bad thing. With crate training you need to make it a positive experience if your going to put him in the crate for when he only does something bad he will learn quickly and hate it. So feeding him in his crate having licky matts, kongs to keep him busy. He did bark a few times at the start once left in the crate but after awhile settled and just laid down which was fantastic. Focus: Distraction 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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