Dyson's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-10-25

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 Dyson’s first session today we worked outside in the sunshine practicing his loose lead walking and drops. He was super excitable to begin with so we were focusing mainly on his engagement with the trainer. Eventually he began to gain some focus and smashed his loose lead walking. He only pulled a couple times to go and smell something but we made him sit or drop first and then allowed him to smell what he wants. Doing this means that he has to do something first in order to get what he wants. When they pull and successfully smell what they want they reinforce their behaviour. So by putting them in a control position first teaches them that they have to work for things they want. He did really well with his loose lead! Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Spin Comment: For Dysons second session today we worked on his spins using the treat and train machine. He still required a lure to do his spins but completely understood the purpose of the machine. To work on lessening the lure we practiced his spins without the machine. We were able to make the hand signal smaller and smaller and even started labelling the trick. He was doing the skill really well so that’s why we started labelling the skill with spin. This just needs practice but he is doing quite well with this trick! Make sure to practice his spins to his right, if you do start to work him the other way use a different label like twist or twirl. Focus: Repetition A
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: For Dyson’s last session today we worked on his drop durations in a fairly distracting environment. We were able to get him into the drop position and walk backwards a couple steps and then towards him without him breaking. When another dog entered the classroom however, he got very distracted so we had to lessen the distance between the trainer and Dyson and work on his engagement. He can be very easily distracted by movement so this was the main thing we worked on, slowly building up the pace at which the trainer moved around him. He did pretty good with his drop durations today but he still needs lots of practice! Introducing distractions slowly will be key for successful training. 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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