Hank's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-07-13

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 Hank worked on his loose lead walking outside. Instead of walking backwards and forwards in the classroom we started teaching him to give into pressure, rather than oppose it. This means that if we are walking along and he starts to pull towards something we just stop, we wait for him to give into the pressure/making the lead slack. When he does we make a huge fuss over him, give him cuddles treats, the lot. He did well towards the end and started to be really responsive to the trainers movements. He did still get distracted by things and pull towards them but we never let him reach those things until he walked up to it nicely! Focus: Distraction C+
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: For his second session today Hank worked on his place training. We did this outside today as there were too many distractions in the classroom. Hank was super excited for this second session so we started off with some engagement games. After this he was much more focused and we could start his place. Since the bed was on wet grass today it made it a bit slippery and this seemed to make Hank a bit hesitant. We built up his confidence with the surface and after that he had no troubles. We could send him to place by pointing to it (short distance), he remained there while we tested him with very mild distractions and then released him! Keep working on this, he did well outside which is a big distraction in itself. Focus: Foundation C+
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: For his last session Hank worked on his drop skill outside, we used high value treats (fritz) to really keep him excited and willing to work. We were able to use a hand cue (no treat) to get him into the drop and he would hold the position for approx. 30 seconds before we released him. Since we were doing this outside we didn’t want to push the distractions too much so we focused on mainly his duration. Keep working on his drops he is 100% understanding the skill. Focus: Duration 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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