Dexter's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-02-23

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: Dexter’s first session was a focus on loose lead. He was very distracted by the smells in the grass and pulled to get to them. The trainer kept changing direction and Dexter started to settle and put his focus on the trainer. The trainer then went through the cattery with Dexter. Dexter walked very well, even though kitty litter trays were in the process of being swapped over and smells were all around him. He got distracted with the cats a couple of times, so next time the trainer would like to see him not be distracted by those cats. Focus: Distraction C+
Skill learnt: Targeting (touch) Comment: For Dexter’s second session the trainer introduced the touch stick to Dexter. This is a trick that once established can be used to help with out tricks. It is also an easy trick to practice at home with a spoon. Once Dexter touches the spoon he needs to be rewarded. Dexter progressed well with this and was touching the stick consistently The trainer then started moving the stick further away and Dexter did great moving towards it to touch it and get the treat. Next time the trainer would like to start to add the word to the action. Focus: Repetition D+
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: Dexter’s final session was a focus on drop. Although he knows the drop command he was very distracted by the other dogs and trainers in the room, and wasn’t getting into position on the first command. As the session progressed Dexter started to focus more and improved greatly. At one point the trainer was having pets and cuddles with him and then asked him to drop. He struggled with this, so the trainer focused on this until the end of the session and by then end Dexter was dropping on command after being revved up a bit by the cuddles. Keep practicing this at home with Dexter. 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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