Chief's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-02-28

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: For Chiefs first session we worked on his place skill. This is a good skill for Chief as it allows him to settle onto the bed around distractions. To begin with we worked on some confidence in the classroom and conditioning to the new trainer. Chief warmed up to the trainer pretty quickly so we started to work on his place skill. He wasn’t eating to begin with so the trainer was just encouraging him onto the bed. Chief was a little distracted to begin with but by the end of the session he was going onto place whenever the trainer was patting the bed. As Chief was doing so well towards the end we continued the session and turned it into a double. Focus: Foundation C+
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: As mentioned above we continued place for Chiefs second session as he was progressing so well. During this session we worked on lots of repetitions getting Chief use to going onto place. When Chief stepped onto the bed with all four paws he was told ‘yes’ and rewarded. The reward was either peanut butter or some pats. he if was doing so well towards the end and even when new distractions entered the room (people) the trainer was often able to redirect his attention back onto her and get him to go onto the bed using some encouragement. The next step for Chief will be to continue working on his place skill building the foundations. At home you can continue developing the foundation by luring him onto the bed with a treat or encourage him onto it and then once all four paws step onto the bed say ‘yes’ and rewarding him. Focus: Foundation B
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For Chiefs last session we worked on his loose lead. This is a good skill as it allows him to walk by your side rather than pulling and zigzagging. Chief did really well in this session and even showed some really good engagement at times. There were a few times which Chief got distracted and would stop walking. When this occurred he was told ‘uh uh’ and the trainer would use slight pressure to get him to continue to walk. Whenever Chief looked at the trainer he was told ‘yes’ and given some peanut butter. He was also rewarded whenever he was walking nicely next to the trainer. The next step for Chief will be to continue working on his loose lead around mild distractions. Focus: Foundation B

We recommend your next step should be…

Continue Dayschools

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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