Dusty's Doggy Dayschool Report

2023-10-26

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: Drop/ Down Comment: This session was all about his drop skill. Dusty showed some prior knowledge of his drop so we were able to jump straight in and build some duration, since he would pop straight back up! To help him out we used a release word “break” and started with quick repetitions, slowly adding more duration throughout the session. Dusty picked this up quickly, the trainer was able to take a few steps backwards before releasing him. To challenge him some more we worked near some dogs in crates. Initially he was quite interested in them but we slowly decreased the distance and made sure to keep him focused more on us! Keep working on his drops at home, building his understanding of “implied duration” through the use of the release marker! Focus: Duration B
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: This session we worked on his loose lead walking around some dog distractions. Dusty had some really awesome engagement with his trainer so we utilised the Retreats outdoor runs for extra dog distractions. The dogs in the runs were very high energy so we made sure to work at a distance that Dusty could remain focused on us (this is called critical distance or his threshold). Dusty would occasionally look towards the other dogs, when he did we made sure to regain his attention by calling his name or making a funny sound, then marking “yes” and rewarding once looking at us. Dusty did so well, he responds nicely to the trainers movements and only pulled ahead a few times the entire session! Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: This last session was all about his place training around dog distractions. Again, Dusty showed some prior knowledge of place so we were able to add distractions straight away, we worked near the outdoor runs again. We started with lots of quick repetitions on and off the bed, then mixed in some longer durations while the trainer moved around the bed. This is a great skill for building impulse control and a great skill to send them to if they are being cheeky at home! We recommend practicing a mixture of sending to place and building his duration while on there! 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 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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