Gussy's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-06-27

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: Engagement Comment: For his first session we started building up his engagement in the classroom. He was hesitant to come right up to the trainer (would come close then bounce away) but after starting to throw the treats to one side he started getting quite good at running between the thrown treat and the trainer. This is a great way to build up his focus and engagement by rewarding him for "checking in" and returning to the trainer. He did lose all focus when another trainer came in and wasn't as interested in his treats. Keep working on engagement games at home as this will help with his focus during skills and his recalls. Focus: Repetition X
Skill learnt: Middle Position Comment: For his second session we did some work on the middles skill as Gussy struggled with engagement needed for recalls. Middles can be a great finishing position for recalls especially for putting leads back on as they are snug between your legs and it is more difficult for them to run off again. He did follow a treat through the first few times but once there were more people in the room he got too distracted and wasn't interested in the lure anymore. To help build up his engagement we did a bit of play with a tug toy which he seemed to quite enjoy. You can certainly use toys as rewards during skills and games such as red light/green light (having the dog do obedience skills mid play) are a great way to build up obedience with a toy motivator. Focus: Foundation C+
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For his last session we worked on loose lead with a focus on engagement. Gussy did take some treats this session but wasn't overly interested in them. He did walk fairly nicely though and wasn't as distracted by dogs this time. Work on rewarding him for "check ins" while walking to reward engagement. Focus: Manners 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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