Chema's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-08-26

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: Drop/ Down Comment: Today Chema started off with some emergency drops in the cattery. At first he was very excitable, but after a few minutes of basic loose lead walking, he calmed down and was ready to train. Chema did really well with staying in his drop when asked, even if the trainer continued to walk/jog on. The biggest struggle for Chema was to drop when the trainer was still moving, we managed to get him used to it at a walking pace, but if the trainer was jogging and asked for a drop while still moving, Chema would get confused and slow down, but not actually drop. Keep pushing this skill at home, slowly work your way to a jogging pace, Chema is such a smart boy and is more than capable of perfecting his emergency drops soon! Focus: Repetition B+
Skill learnt: Leave Comment: Next up, Chema did some ‘loose lead’ walking with ‘leave it’. Today Chema had 2 plates of food and 2 very interesting squeaky toys to resist and leave while he walked. Chema smashed it! Yes, there were the odd couple times he would lunge and get some food, or lick the toy, but towards the end of the session it was like those things did not exist to him, which is great! A good way to practice this at home would be the same principle, but if you are going to have food distractions, make sure your treat you reward him is of higher value, that way he will know that going for some kibble is not as good as the fritz/chicken/cheese you would give him!! Awesome job Chem-Chem. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: To finish off, Chema started to learn his ‘skateboard’ skill. He was very confident and his paws were on straight away, a lure was barely needed, which is great!! Since he caught on so quick, the trainer began to hold the lure in front of his nose and help him move the board forward. He responded very well to this and was able to push the board along for a few seconds before hopping off. The next step for Chema will be duration, having him stay on the board for longer and only getting off once released. AMAZING efforts today from him! Focus: Foundation C+

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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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