George's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-11-04

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: Drop/ Down Comment: For George’s first session today we worked on his drop skill in the classroom. He was quite distracted when we first got down to the classroom, so we focused on getting his engagement with the trainer. To do this we would throw a treat, when he got the treat if he looked back to the trainer we would mark it yes and throw another treat. After a couple minutes of this he was showing a little bit more focus so we moved on to his drop skill. We were able to use the verbal and hand signal to get him into position. We exaggerated the hand signal the first couple of times so he was aware of the task. We focused mainly on his drop durations as he wasn’t 100% focused. He did pretty good however he would follow his nose to a good smell and break position. He did this a few times but after correcting him, he went straight back into position. Towards the end of the session we were able to get him into a drop, leave him in position for a minute and then release him! He just needs practice with this in different low distracting environments! Focus: Duration B
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For his second session today we worked on his loose lead walking with drops in the classroom. He did really well with this although he would get distracted occasionally. When he started to pull in front or go off to the side to smell something we simply changed directions and went the other way, coaxing him to come with us! After a few minutes in the classroom we moved outside to the car park. He did ok outside, he got far more distracted so we increased the reinforcements to help keep him engaged. After 5 minutes or so, he was far more engaged! We came back to the classroom to work with some dog distractions, he took a little while to settle so we got him into a drop and waited for some engagement. Eventually he did look to the trainer and he got his reward, after that he was much better. We were able to continue his loose lead walking without him getting distracted by the other dog. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For his last session today we went back outside to practice his loose lead walking and getting him to stand. Unfortunately he wasn’t engaged at all when we were outside so we just walked up and down the car park until he showed some focus. Eventually he started to look to the trainer and we were able to then reward him. Once he started to show some engagement we then made our way back to the classroom where we could continue. He did much better in the classroom and we were able to practice his skill some more. We were able to walk up and back, making quick stops randomly getting him to stand by our side nicely. He sometimes got distracted and wandered off to smell something but we were able to lure him back to our side and get him to focus on us using treats. He still needs some practice with this but practicing in familiar environments first and working him up to different places will help him come along. Focus: Distraction 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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