George's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-11-11

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 his first session today we worked on his door manners leaving the kennels. To do this we would get him into a sit position and then the trainer would open the gate slowly. If he stood up we would say “ah ah” and then shut the gate. He did this about 3 times before he sat down and looked at the trainer. Once he showed some engagement we were able to open the gate fully and then release him through. Once we were out of the kennels we proceeded the long way around to the classroom to practice some loose lead near the outdoor kennel runs. He didn’t show any signs of reacting but wasn’t very engaged with the trainer. After getting into the classroom he was showing more engagement as we walked up and down the length of the room. This shows that outside around the dogs was too distracting for him and he still needs to build up to that. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: For his second session today we practiced his loose lead and drops in the classroom with dog distractions. We were able to walk in circles at one end of the classroom and put him into a drop randomly without any problem. As soon as another dog was taken out of a crate he started reacting. He broke his drop and lunged, the trainer was able to move him backwards and get him back into a control position. He didn’t take long to settle down which is great, he was showing more and more engagement with the trainer rather than fixating on the dog. Every time he looked in the direction of the other dog we would say “yes” and reward him. This starts to change his mindset that dogs are bad, instead he gets a treat every time he looks at a dog so they must not be that bad. By the end of this session he was only glancing at the dog occasionally but he was able to return to his loose lead walking and drops! Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: For his last session we moved to the kennels to practice his drops. We started near the groom room where there are no kennels but can clearly hear dogs barking. He had awesome engagement and wasn’t showing any signs of reactivity. We moved closer and closer to the kennels while practicing loose lead and his drops. He did start to pull on the lead as he was eager to smell everything so we backed off and worked more on his drops and engagement. He still needed a hand signal for his drop as he sometimes just went into a sit position for a verbal cue. He did really well today for his skills, just needs lots of practice with different distractions. 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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