Ghost's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-03-21

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 in the classroom. This is a good skill for him as it allows you to place him into a controlled position around distractions. We specifically worked on duration as Ghost was already super tired when we first came into the classroom. He struggled to begin with and was often breaking his drop before being released. When this occurred he was told ‘uh uh’ and put back into his drop. After a few minutes a settled and started to do well. The trainer was able to walk away and jump around a little without him breaking towards the end. The next step for Ghost will be to continue working on his duration around people distractions as while he did well there is still room for improvement. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: For Ghosts second session we worked on his place skill. This is a good skill as it allows him to settle onto the bed around distractions. Ghost did really well towards the end of the session. To begin with he was stepping off when the trainer took one step back however after a couple uses of ‘uh uh’, he stopped breaking before being released. After he was doing well with the trainer running past the bed and jumping around we started to bounce a tennis ball. Ghost broke the first few times the trainer bounced it but after this he remained on place for the rest of the session. The next step for him will be to continue working on increasing the distractions while he is on place. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For Ghosts last session we worked on his loose lead in the cattery. This is an important skill as it teaches Ghost to walk nicely on the lead without pulling. He was doing so well however he was very nervous with the cats. There was one cat sitting at the door and when walking past Ghost would often crouch and crawl past. Therefore we did some conditioning to cats so he isn’t so scared of them. Whenever we walked past the cat he was given constant treats and towards the end he was walking normally past the cat run! He had such good loose lead at all other parts of the cattery and towards the end once he felt more comfortable with the cat he was walking nicely past her aswell. The next step for Ghost will be to continue working on his loose lead in medium distraction environments and also keep conditioning him to cats. Focus: Distraction B+

We recommend your next step should be…

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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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