Gryffin's Doggy Dayschool Report

2023-11-27

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: We took Gryffin to an outdoor area in the resort to practice the skill with some dog distraction. Gryffin worked a few meters away from a dog who was trying to get Gryffin's attention. Gryffin Continually hopped on and off the bed with full engagement on his trainer, completely ignoring the other dog. After a bit of repetition, Gryffin stepped off a couple of times but spent the majority of the time on the bed until released. We made our way back inside, introducing him to doing the skill on a flat rug. This can be substituted out by anything such as a mat or a towel etc. This way Gryffin can learn to be "on place" while out in public, relaxing alongside you at a cafe or down at the park. This is substantially harder as there is no step up which acts as a threshold, testing Gryffin's knowledge of the skill. It took a few repetitions but Gryffin showed a good understanding, starting to hop on and off the rug when asked. Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Recall Comment: We took Gryffin outside to work on his recall skill. Gryffin was quite distracted as we started this lesson, with his engagement wavering on and off. We put some repetition into the skill, getting Gryffin to come back to us on his own quickly every other repetition. Once he started to consistently come back we put him on a long line to challenge him more, with Gryffin getting distracted by smells every now and then and refusing to make his way back without us reeling him in. As we continued practicing his recall started getting more consistently, Coming back most of the time. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Middle Position Comment: Gryffin went back over his middles skill, focusing on getting him into a sit between our legs. He started the lesson hesitant to go through our legs again, although conquering this a lot faster today, going between them a lot easier. Once in between our legs he was unsure about going into a sit, not feeling comfortable. We focused on slowly building this up to help him get over this, With Gryffin happily sitting by the end of the lesson. Focus: Confidence 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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