Freddie's Doggy Dayschool Report

2023-12-08

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: Freddie was raring to go this morning, barging his way out of the resort on his way down to the classroom. Instead of letting him drag us down, we took a bit of time to work on his manners, sitting at doors and walking nicely down to the classroom. After a bit of repetition, we got down to the classroom where Freddie was still hitting the end of the lead a bit, so we went back to basics working on his loose lead. Freddie had low engagement at first, walking off ahead of the trainer to try and investigate smells in the room. We put some time into the foundations, with Freddie eventually giving his focus to his trainer. By the end of the lesson, Freddie was walking right by our side in the classroom under low distraction. Focus: Obedience C+
Skill learnt: Middle Position Comment: Freddie worked on his "middles" skill, focusing on being able to lure him through with a single treat, fading out the second treat lure. At first, we used two treats, throwing one through our legs one way before using a second to get him back in between our legs. We started to just use the one treat, luring him through our legs, getting him to turn around and come back into position in one movement. Freddie was a bit confused about this at first, going down into a down consistently in front of our legs instead of following the treat through. With a bit of practice, Freddie started making his way through, turning around and going into a sit between our legs. Every now and then, he'd lose his focus and start laying down again, although finishing the lesson strong, completing the skill as asked. Focus: Foundation B
Skill learnt: Targeting (touch) Comment: We introduced Freddie to his "touch" skill. We used a stick, putting it in front of Freddie. When he interacts with it at all, we mark yes and give him a treat. We continue to do this until he consistently touches it when we put it in front of him. We then can start pairing in the verbal "touch" to give the skill a name. Freddie was a bit confused as we put it in front of him, booping it with his nose every now and then but mostly pawing at us. After a bit of repetition, Freddie started to touch it more consistently and more quickly, ending the lesson ready for us to move to the next step. Focus: Repetition 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 DoneĀ (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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