Finn's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-08-30

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 Finns first session today we worked on his place skill. He followed the lure really well onto the bed and would stay there. He did really well with this when there were no distractions in the classroom, as soon as another dog was around he was very vocal and tried to get to them. However, once you got his attention back he was ok and would give great engagement. It was important to keep his focus on the trainer and not allow him to fixate on the other dog in the classroom, if he did glance at the other dog and didn’t react he would get a treat. To work on this, different distractions and environments can be introduced slowly. Focus: Distraction C+
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: For the second session today we worked on Finns drop skill, he knows how to follow the lure into position and will hold it so long as there is a steady flow of treats. This is a great way to build duration and introduce different distractions while he is focused. Working on this skill around other dogs is a great way to redirect the barking behavior. He did pretty good with his focus during this skill and shows some very promising duration. To improve this it can be practiced at home with different distractions introduced slowly. Focus: Duration C+
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For the last session today we worked on Finns loose lead skill in the classroom and outside. This was done with no other dogs around so we could focus on building his engagement with the trainer. He was really good with this skill and showed some awesome eye contact. He would walk nicely by the trainers side and glance up repeatedly, this was met with a reward and the pace was increased. Since he did so well inside we moved outside into the carpark and he did really well! He got distracted a couple times by some smells but would quickly jump back in line when called. To work on this is can be practiced in the back yard or front yard. Preferably where there are no dogs so this skill can really be nailed before introducing that next challenge. 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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