Dexter's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-08-31

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 Dexter’s first session today we got him working on his loose lead skill outside in the sunshine. He struggled to focus on the trainer at the beginning but we made things interesting and got him working on some drops and after a bit of this he gave great focus. We were able to do full length of the car park with him showing the trainer great engagement. To work on this it would be beneficial to work in different environments with different distractions integrated slowly. Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: For his second session today we worked on his rollover skill. He was very hesitant to roll onto his side but he would start to lift his legs as though he was about to roll onto his side. He would follow the lure to a certain point but then decide that it was far enough and go back into a normal drop position. To work on this further he might need even higher value foods to really push his ability. Since it is quite a vulnerable position for a dog it might need to be practiced somewhere he feels 100% safe and confident. He did very well considering! Focus: Repetition C+
Skill learnt: Paws Up (on object) Comment: For his last session today we had him testing his coordination with paws up! We started with just two pods and he did really well putting one foot on each, so we decided to test him to putting his two front feet on one and then his two back feet on another. This proved to be difficult for him as he would stretch as far as he possibly could to avoid putting his back feet up. We were able to achieve this a couple times by having him walk over the pods but he wouldn’t stop and stay on them. This just needs repetition and lots of luring into the right spot. He is a confident boy and should pick it up quickly once he figures out he actually has back legs! Focus: Repetition 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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