Clarrie's Doggy Dayschool Report

2024-01-30

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: Clarrie started with his place skill in the classroom, working around another dog in the room. We put this other dog on place, tethered for safety, although using a neutral dog which paid little attention to Clarrie. Seeing the other dog, Clarrie started the lesson a bit unsure, trying to avoid the task to focus on the other dog. We kept him accountable with the boundaries of the skill, getting him to go on and off the place when asked, although keeping it gentle to help him realize not only does he need to stay on task but also that the other dog is no threat. By the end of the lesson, Clarrie was engaging with the trainer, going on and off the bed reliably when asked. Focus: Conditioning C+
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: Clarrie then went for a walk in the car park next to the paddocks where another dog was doing a paddock and play. We used this as a distraction while we walked, getting Clarrie to stay on task. Clarrie watched the dog as it ran around, finding it challenging to give the trainer his engagement. Although distracted, Clarrie stayed by the trainer the majority of the time, hitting the end of the lead every now and then, but following him around for most of the lesson. While walking, Clarrie would stare at the other dog in the paddock, but with some practice, we got his focus back on us. Clarrie eventually put his attention on us for the rest of the lesson. Focus: Conditioning B
Skill learnt: Exposure Comment: As part of our art week Clarrie did a paw painting. This helps build confidence and communication between dog and handler by pushing him just outside his comfort zone, helping to create a stronger, more confident and resilient dog. By using his paws more, this helps condition them to being touched. This will over time make experiences with vet checks, grooming and nail clipping a more easy and pleasurable task for Clarrie. Clarrie was a bit uncomfortable with us touching his paws at first, but with a bit of positive conditioning and practice, Clarrie was happy to let us finish his paw painting. Focus: Confidence X

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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 DoneĀ (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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