Ghost's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-05-09

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 Ghosts first session we worked on his drop skill. This skill is good for Ghost as it allows you to place him in a controlled position around distractions. For this session we used tennis balls. To begin with the trainer was bouncing them however Ghost was doing so well and didn’t have any temptation to break him drop. However when the trainer started to kick the tennis balls along the floor he became more interested and tried to grab them. Therefore we worked specifically on kicking the tennis ball against a wall to push his drop. To begin with Ghost broke his drop a few times, when this occurred he was told ‘uh uh’ and put back into his drop. Towards the end he held his drop no matter how many times the ball was kicked. The next step for Ghost will be to continue pushing his drop duration by finding a higher temptation than a ball. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: For Ghosts second session we worked on his place skill using RLGL. This is a good skill for Ghost as it allows him to get all worked up and then have to relax onto the bed. Ghost did really well with this and majority of the time went to place when asked. There were a few times he didn’t however we again used ‘uh uh’ and he would correct himself. The next step for Ghost will be to continue working on RLGL with place as while he did well there is still room for improvement. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Middle Position Comment: For Ghosts last session we worked on his middles skill. This is a good skill as it again puts Ghost into a controlled position around distractions and can be a safe place for him. As Ghost is still learning this skill we worked on his foundations. This consisted of getting Ghost to drop and then hold a treat between our legs. He’d be released and then asked for ‘middles’. There were a few times Ghost didn’t go straight to between the trainers legs and in these instances he was told ‘nope’ and then lure around into his ‘middles’ position. The next step for Ghost will be to continue working on his middles skill building foundations. Focus: Foundation 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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