Clarence's Doggy Dayschool Report

2023-10-10

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: For his first session today Clarence was taken to the classroom for some loose lead walking. Since he has been coming to us for so long the trainer was confident in his basics skills and wanted to start really proofing his loose lead walking for different situations. We are not always going to be walking in low distraction environments with an even surface and not always at walking pace. Today the trainer set up some obstacles in the classroom including some that Clarence had to jump over and crawl under. Since the basics of loose lead walking is the dog staying close to us by doing courses like this we are not only proofing him from different obstacles and distractions but we are also teaching him that staying close to us is nice and fun! This is further reinforced in the dog by giving lots of compliments and lots of high happy energy when he is near the trainer and a very neutral energy when he goes to walk away and disengage from the trainer. He did awesome today keeping nice and close throughout the obstacles and ignoring almost all the distractions! Focus: Manners B+
Skill learnt: Targeting (touch) Comment: Clarence was still a little hesitant of the trainer, since it was one that is not usually at windamere they wanted to take it slowly with Clarence. Originally they were going to work on his middles but he didn’t seem too keen on going through the trainers legs. rather than push him the trainer instead did some touch targeting training. This was a better plan as it not only did some training that required Clarence to think a little more but it encouraged interaction with the trainer which in turn bettered their relationship and relaxing Clarence a bit more. To objective today was to teach Clarence the verbal “touch” to mean touch the object in holding with your nose. He did so well with this easily picking up on what the trainer was asking and while he wasn’t quite ready to start adding the verbal he made some really quick progress today with this skill and was happily approaching and touching the wooden spoon in the trainer hand by the end of the session opening up a lot more for the trainer. Focus: Foundation C+
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For his final session today the trainer first attempted to get Clarence to do some “hanky pull” conditioning as he had been doing so well with this but again he was a little more hesitant of doing something that involves getting really close to the newer trainer so they took him for yet another loose lead walk but this time outside! He had plenty of other dog distractions and lots of rewards to not only encourage a better relationship between trainer and Clarence but also because he was just being so good on the walk! He really started to warm up to the trainer by the end of the session so they finished off with some “spin” training to still get in something fun with Clarence while still allowing him to keep some distance. He did really well today working with a brand new face and still doing his skills, hopefully next time he trains with this trainer he will be more open and they will be able to progress him a little further. Focus: Obedience 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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