Chema's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-10-07

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: Spin Comment: Chem Chem’s day began with some loose lead walking, adding in his ‘spin’ skill to maintain that engagement. He did really well and never took his eyes off the trainer, even with other doggos in the room!! If the trainer spaced out the spins a bit too long, he would lose some focus, but once they were spaced nice enough he was always looking up, waiting for it. Keep up the great work and if you are struggling with engagement, ask for a trick (like spin) to get him interested again!! Focus: Distraction A+
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: Next up, Chema worked on his ‘emergency drops’ outside. He did fairly well and did drop when told, but sometimes he was a little slow. If he dropped slow, the trainer made sure to use his non-reward marker “ah ah”, release him and then try again. After a few reps of that, he got the memo and started dropping faster, and remaining there while the trainer continued walking. If you are having trouble, use a treat to get him into a drop quicker!! Go back to basics if needed, it will help, especially as he will do anything for his treatos. Keep up the amazing work at home with this!! Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: To finish up, Chem worked on his ‘loose lead’ walking outside with another dog. Chema had great engagement on the trainer and showed no signs of reactivity. The trainer even placed him in a drop while the other dog walked past, and again, he did not react and kept his eyes on the trainer, which is great!! If you are still struggling with dog reactivity at home, keep working on his drops with high level distractions, or even try having a dog on the tv and put him in a controlled position and desensitise him to that to begin with. Proud of you today, Chema!! 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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