Freddie's Doggy Dayschool Report

2024-01-22

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: Place Training Comment: Freddie went just outside the classroom to work on his place skill in the shade. We had another dog walking nearby doing some training, which we used as a distraction. At first, Freddie's engagement was everywhere but with the trainer as he ignored him to watch the other dog and investigate smells around the area. We put a little bit of time into getting his focus on the task, which didn't take long, with Freddie beginning to attentively take on the task. Although he happily jumped on, he was quick to hop off. We spent some time reminding him of the boundaries of the skill, with Freddie beginning to become more reliable as the lesson went on, still stepping off early every now and then but completing the skill enthusiastically. Focus: Repetition B
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: Freddie went out to the car park to work on his loose lead walking. We practiced getting him to stay by our side on a loose lead the whole time we were walking, changing between walking fast around the area to very slowly, making sure his engagement stayed on us. At first, Freddie tried pulling ahead a bit, but after a quick revision session, we got him walking nicely by the trainer. He would lose focus every now and then when spotting other dogs running around in the nearby paddock, although he quickly returned to his trainer to continue the skill. Focus: Obedience B
Skill learnt: Middle Position Comment: Freddie was introduced to his middles skill. This is where we get Freddie to go through our legs, turn around, and go into a sit. We start this by throwing a treat through our legs, getting Freddie to follow it. We then use a second treat to lure him back into a sit between our legs. Freddie took to this quickly, going through our legs, although being a little confused about having to go into the sit. After some practice, he started picking it up, going into the skill consistently. We can now start to phase out the lure, getting him to go through with just a point. 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 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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