Duke's Doggy Dayschool Report

2024-01-15

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 his first session we took Duke outside to work on his loose lead and recalls around another dog. Duke was better around a dog today and we were able to work closer from the start. We also practiced some sits while walking - he would go into the sit if the trainer stopped but would struggle a little if they kept walking. He would hold his sit OK but would often break as soon as he would get rewarded so we had to remind him to wait until his release word to get up. His recalls from sit were good but he did need a lure to finish in a sit position at the trainer. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: For his second session we worked on place with a focus on switching him between the bed and a yoga mat. Duke picked up the new criteria (yoga mat is also place) very quickly and was able to start building duration on the mat while the trainer moved around him. We also tried doing place on a big wobble board but he couldn't quite get all 4 paws on (2 on was easy and he got 3 once or twice). The more "places" we can train for Duke the easier this skill will be to understand and you can even extend this to having him do place on a towel at work! Focus: Duration B+
Skill learnt: Sit Comment: For his last session we worked on emergency sits and drops (having him go into the skill while moving and the trainer continues to move). He needed some help for the first few sits then did really well going into sit with just the verbal cue while the trainer kept walking. He also did well going into his drop as there weren't a lot of high distractions in the classroom. 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 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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