Chilli's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-02-14

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 some place training. We still had to lure him onto the bed with a treat but as soon as he was on he would sit and wait for his treat. After a while of working the basic of luring on and releasing we started to test him with some trainer movement. We lured him on, took a step back and rewarded him for staying on the bed. By the end of the session we were able to step back and do a little dance without him breaking position! Keep working on his place skill and testing him with different movements! Remember not to step too far back, you want to reduce distraction if you’re increasing distance, vis versa. Focus: Foundation B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: For chilli’s second session today we worked on his drop skill. We started with the under leg method but we were able to quickly progress to just luring him next to our leg. Since the hand signal is similar he just followed the lure and folded into a drop position. We kept repeating this with minimal distractions to really build his knowledge of the skill. We made sure to keep our hand flat with a treat tucked under our thumb, so he could smell the treat but could only get the treat once in position. Once in position we marked “yes” and rewarded him. We were able to reward him a few times and then release him with “free.” Keep working on this skill, slowly increasing trainer movement and duration (although one at a time). Focus: Duration B
Skill learnt: Paws Up (on object) Comment: For his last session today we worked on his paws up skill. This skill is great because it helps them build confidence in themselves and with different surfaces. We started with a plastic pod and used a treat to lure him up and onto the pod. He struggled quite a bit with this skill and got confused when the lure moved over the pod. To combat this we kept the treat right on his nose so he was only thinking about that rather than the pod underneath. By the end of the session we managed to get one paw onto the pod! This is great progress because it shows that he isn’t afraid of the pod! Keep working on this one, any attempt he makes to put a foot on, mark and reward it! Focus: Foundation 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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