Duke's Doggy Dayschool Report

2024-03-19

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: Conditioning Comment: For his first session today the trainer set up the simulated treadmill (grass platform with some place beds on the side) this idea is that if we can get Duke use to getting up and off things that only have one way on or off so we can get him ready for the treadmill! Another focus of this session was making doing this exercise fun! The more fun we can make something the more willing he will be to perform the skills! He did really Well with this today not only picking up in the verbals quickly but then showing a good understanding of them and even waiting for the “off” command to jump off the platform! Focus: Conditioning B
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: To continue working on some balance work to prep him for some work on the treadmill the trainer worked on some “Ta-Da”! This is when Duke puts two paws up on the trainers knee as they have knelt down! To start Duke was hesitant to get up on to the trainers knee, it took him a little while today but with the help of food lures the trainer was able to get him up and on their knee consecutively! To add a bit of fun and flare duke wore a costume in the monthly theme of “festive fidos” adding even more distraction to the exercise. He did so well this session, he has a great drive for training and seems to really enjoy doing it! Focus: Confidence C+
Skill learnt: Desensitisation Comment: To have even more experience working towards the treadmill the trainer did some work on getting Duke to ride a skateboard! Not only does this get him use to being on a moving object (like the treadmill tread!) it’s also a great confidence booster! To start the trainer needs to just get him use to getting in and off the board while it doesn’t move but they noticed he has already done a few sessions of this with us so the trainer started to push the skill a little and started to add small bits of movement. To achieve this the trainer would put his foot in front of the skateboard stopping it from moving, after a while he had gotten use to this so the trainer started moving their foot forward a little having the skateboard move! He did awesome this last session and smashed out the last little bit of his day! The trainer is very impressed with him today! Focus: Conditioning 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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