Dyson's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-02-22

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 today we worked on Dyson’s loose lead walking outside and finished up in the cattery. We chose to do this first to help him focus/engage with the trainer. He did really well with this, he did pull towards trees a few times but we made sure to turn and go the other direction. When we were ready we then moved closer to the tree, asked for a drop or sit and then released him to go and smell it. This teaches them they can’t pull towards what they want, they have to offer alternative behaviours instead like a drop or loose lead only. He did really well and had great engagement, even throughout the cattery! Focus: Distraction A
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: For his second session today Dyson worked on his drop skill outside. We tested him with both people and dog distractions. While another dog was practicing their loose lead walking we had Dyson in a drop. They were able to circle us and keep walking without Dyson breaking position! He didn’t really care to much about the dog distractions so we worked on some funky trainer distractions. These included running, jumping, zombie walking, stepping over him, making funny noises and even trying to coax him with treats! The last one was his kryptonite, he struggled with the food distraction but only broke once. We put him back into position and from that point he did much better. Dyson’s drop skill is really good, keep pushing those distractions! Focus: Distraction A
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: For his last session we worked inside and focused on testing his mind! For his last skill we worked on “pull,” to do this we have a small piece of rope and all we want them to do is bite it and pull. We can use this skill for opening doors or ringing a bell! To teach this we simply presented it in front of him and waited for him to show a behaviour. He immediately started to bite the piece of rope which is great. We continued to work on this, about halfway through the session though he pulled the rope slightly. When he did that we gave him lots of treats and made a huge fuss over him. The next attempt he made he didn’t pull it, so we withheld the treats to create some frustration. This led to him pulling it again! This is great progress for just one session. Keep working on this one at home, it’s really fun and can be merged into all sorts of tricks! Focus: Foundation 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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