Chilli's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-10-08

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 his first session today we worked on his place skill, particularly focusing on duration and increasing distance between Chilli and the trainer. To start with he kept stepping off the bed so we had to guide him back on quite a few times. However after a while he began to settle on the bed and would focus on the trainer and wait for a treat. From here we were able to slowly take one step backwards and then forwards without him breaking position. We repeated this a few times, released him and then put him back on place to practice some more. By the end of the session the trainer was able to take three small steps backwards, mark “yes” and then step back in to give his reward. To work on this further it just needs practice, eventually he will be able to stay on place with the handler on the other side of the room and different distractions can be added slowly. Focus: Duration C+
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: For his second session today we worked on his drop skill. This still seems like quite a new skill to him so we worked on the basics and helping him understand what we wanted from him. We worked on getting the drop position lured from a sit, so getting him to sit first and then moving the treat down towards the ground. He did very well with this however he kept popping straight back up, to work on this we got him into position, marked “yes” repetitively and gave lots of treats. Once he was in position for a few seconds we then released him with the word “break” so he can stand up. By the end of the session he was doing better however it still needs a lot of work to build up some duration. Focus: Repetition C+
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For his last session today we worked on getting his loose lead walking up to scratch. He didn’t have much concept of the heel position so we worked on luring him into the right spot and going from there. He would follow the treat when the trainer changed position which is great, it means he is nice and focused. To work on this skill it just needs practice in low distraction environments, this way he can really nail the skill before moving outside with all the worldly distractions . Focus: Distraction B

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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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