Dante's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-04-08

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: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For Dante’s first session today we worked on his loose lead walking straight out of the kennels. We asked for a sit at each door before opening it to help him settle down a bit and focus on the task at hand. Once we were outside it took a few direction changes to get his focus. Every time he pulled in front we would simply turn and go the other way, encouraging him to follow. If Dante looked or checked in with the trainer we would mark “yes” and reward him. Dante had great engagement with the trainer and we were able to walk all around the carpark, drive way and near the classroom without him pulling us! Keep working on this one at home, remember the more distractions there are the harder it is for them to focus (things like grass, trees, people, dogs etc.) Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: For his second session today Dante worked on his drop skill! We primarily focused on his duration while in the drop position. This meant we lured him into a drop, yes + reward and then release. As he understood this more we could increase the time he stayed in position by saying yes and rewarding him a few more times before releasing him. He did struggle when the trainer stood back up after giving him the reward so we kept movements slow and predictable. Keep working on this one at home! Focus: Duration C+
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: For his last session today Dante worked on his place skill. This skill requires them to keep all four paws on a raised bed. To teach this we lured him on, yes + reward and then release him. Just like any other skill we have to increase duration, to start with he would get on and then almost immediately step off. To combat this we had a few treats ready in our hand which allowed us to keep him focused before releasing him. Keep working on this one at home, working on the basics, helping him understand the skill without too much duration to start with. Focus: Foundation C+

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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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