Chema's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-11-11

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: Trick Training Comment: Chema began his day practicing his ‘hold’ skill, focusing on duration. Chem is such a smart cookie and has great knowledge of this skill, but we are wanting to build his duration so he is able to hold the object until we release him. Today the trainer began to use his release word just before he dropped the object, which will condition him into thinking he can only drop the object on our command. Chema did really well with this and was able to hold for 4 seconds before being released, YAY!! Keep practicing this at home and focus on using his release word before he breaks. Awesome work! Focus: Duration B+
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: Next up, Chem worked on his ‘skateboard’ skill. He is such a clever boy who loves his skateboard! We are focusing on fading the lure, as he is good at pushing himself, but only if the treats are right on his nose! The trainer took time to slowly move the lure further away from his nose and while he responded well to this, there were the few odd times he would step off the board to get the treats. Keep on practicing this at home, starting with the lure right on his nose and very slowly move it further away. Good work, Chem! Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Recall Comment: Next up, Chema practiced his ‘recall’ skill in the cattery with kitty distractions as it was raining and wet outside. Chem-Chem did really well!! He came when called each time, but towards the end if the session a cat had hissed at him and he got a little reactive. The trainer then took the time to have him in a drop and condition him to this cat. He responded well and was able to continue his recalls for the remainder of the session. Keep testing him with these distractions, he is doing really well! Great work today!! 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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