Douglas's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-07-20

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: First session Douglas was loose lead walking. Douglas started off not to bad with this but wasn’t engaged with the trainer. Although Douglas wasn’t pulling very much, his nose was to the ground constantly and was not engaged with the trainer at all. Using some engagement games of throwing treats along the ground, helped Douglas a little but building that engagement is important. During walks change direction frequently as well, to help keep Douglas on his toes. Focus: Distraction C+
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: Next up was drop. In the first session the trainer noticed that when Douglas dropped he walked around in front of the trainer to drop. So this session was working on getting Douglas to drop in position beside the trainer. This worked well and Douglas started dropping better. At home practice this against a wall. As the session progressed the trainer worked on duration with distractions. While Douglas could hold his drop for a dog walking passed he couldn’t hold for the trainer running around him or squatting etc. The next goal for Douglas would be to work on holding his drops no matter what distractions are around him. Focus: Distraction C+
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: Last session was a focus on place. The trainer used play as a reward for Douglas and Red Light Green Light meant that Douglas needed to listen to the trainer regardless of how excited he was. He was a little slow at times to go to place but overall he wasn’t to bad. Towards the end of the session the trainer worked on distraction and duration and Douglas struggled in the same way he struggled with drops. These are things to focus on at home. Start with low distractions and slowly build up. Focus: Distraction 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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