Duke's Doggy Dayschool Report

2024-01-19

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: Place Training Comment: For his first session we worked on place outside with 2 other dogs working nearby as a distraction. Duke was a bit cheeky with his place outside, he wasn't overly fussed about the other dogs but would break early with the trainer doing excitable greetings with him. We worked on his impulse control when the trainer was talking to him and moving around - he did get better by the end but still needs more work at this level. Focus: Distraction C+
Skill learnt: Recall Comment: For his second session we worked on recalls in the carpark. Instead of starting him in a control position we just worked on having him doing loose lead and then suddenly recalling him when he was distracted. Duke did pretty well with this so we made it even harder by having the trainer change direction when recalling. This threw him off for a bit and he was a bit slow following but he did try! Keep working on recalls on lead at home to help build this skill. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For his last session we worked on loose lead with distractions on the ground. We started off with the same toy distractions as the other day and then added empty plates which Duke wasn't fussed by. We then added a few small pieces of kibble to the plates and walked past. Duke did have some moments of pulling towards the food but after a few laps was able to ignore the food. So we increased the amount and went again (which again he did well with after a few laps!). At one point he did step on a plate and scatter food everywhere and this was way too much temptation for him so we finished off with a lower distraction level. 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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