Harvey's Doggy Dayschool Report

2023-12-01

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 we worked on loose lead in the classroom as Harvey was pulling quite a bit coming from the kennels. It took him a few laps to settle then he walked nicely but had the odd wander off or bit of pulling. We just turned him around each time this happened and he would go right back to walking OK. Keep building engagement while walking at home and making sure you are turning around each time he pulls ahead so he is not being rewarded for that behaviour. Focus: Manners C+
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: For his second session we worked on the place skill in the classroom. Initially Harvey was full of beans and wasn't very focused on the skill - he would get off straight away often and would jump on the trainer if they crouched down. After about 5 minutes of this skill it was like a light bulb moment where he started relaxing on the bed and holding it while the trainer took small steps away. We were also able to do some send to place from a short distance which he did quite well with. Keep working on this skill at home especially when he is excitable as it does help him settle down. Focus: Duration C+
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: For his last session we worked on the drop skill. We had to use fritz to get Harvey's attention to move into the drop position otherwise he was a bit too excitable to focus. Once in drop we worked on duration and then slowly building up the distractions by taking steps away while he held the skill. He did good with small movements but would get up if the trainer talked to him. Focus: Duration C+

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 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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