Chilli's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-01-06

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: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: Chili’s first session was loose lead walking. The trainer started Chilli in the classroom with lower distractions. Chilli pulled a little to start with but settled quickly and responded well to the yes marker. His engagement was fantastic. The trainer then continued the session outside. Again at first Chilli was distracted by the new smells and dogs. However he again responded well to the yes marker and settled quickly. Chilli then was walked passed the farm animals and these did make him lose focus and pull. The trainer walked quickly passed them to the lower car park. By changing directions every time Chilli pulled Chilli soon engaged back with the trainer. By the end of the session Chilli was better able to walk passed the animals with minimal pulling. At home practice at home inside the house. Use a food lure to keep his engagement. When he is nailing inside move to the backyard with higher distractions. The trainer was using a slip lead for walking. But it is mainly about teaching Chilli to walk well, rather than equipment. Focus: Distraction C+
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: Chili’s second session was place. Place is a great skill for dogs to learn to self settle as well as helping with impulse control. Chilli has a good grasp of place but breaks at the slightest thing. The trainer used lots of rewards to help Chilli resist the distractions. As the session progressed the trainer was able to move around Chilli whilst making big moments. The trainer also put food on the floor as this seems to be Chilli’s kryptonite and although he broke at first, by the end of the session he was holding place well. Focus: Distraction C
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: Last up was drops. This is another good skill to have. It is a controlled position and like place can work towards helping dogs with impulse control. Chilli did struggle with this and the trainer had to take Chilli back to basics to get him to drop. Then the trainer worked on duration. Chilli needs to learn to be able to hold the drop regardless of what is happening around him. Next session the trainer will work more with duration and start to add in more distractions. Focus: Repetition D+

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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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