Henry's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-09-03

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 Henry’s first session we worked on his drop skill. This skill is useful as it gives them a task to focus on and allows them to settle. As Henry is still learning this skill a lure was used to help him get into the drop position. This involved holding a treat and pushing it into his chest until he was in a drop. As soon as he was in a drop position he would be told ‘yes’ and rewarded. Henry quickly picked up this skill and was doing multiple repetitions by the end. The next step for Henry will be to fade out the lure. Focus: Foundation B+
Skill learnt: Recall Comment: For Henry’s second session we worked on his recall. This is important especially for off lead walking. In this session we specifically worked on his engagement with the trainer. This was done by throwing a treat along the floor every time Henry would make eye contact with the trainer. He soon picked up that the more he looked at the trainer the more treats he would get and therefore by the end of the session he was making eye contact almost straight after eating the treat which was rolled away from the trainer. The next step for Henry will be to start running away and rewarding when he follows. Focus: Foundation B
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For Henry’s last session we worked on his loose lead walking. This skill is important as it reduces pulling and allows for him to be walked nicely. To begin with Henry was being lured with a treat to walk next to the trainer. It didn’t take long for Henry to start focusing on the trainer and walking by her side. Therefore, the lure was faded out and Henry was still walking nicely next to the trainer. Although he wasn’t pulling for majority of the session there would be a few times he would get distracted and pull towards what he was focused on. This was reduced by turning away from his distracted and rewarded when he refocused on the trainer. Henry’s next step will be to reduce the amount of rewards given as he was mainly focused on the treats. Focus: Foundation B+

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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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