Henry's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-01-04

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: Henry began his day practicing his ‘drop’ skill, focusing on manners (ie: not jumping). As Henry is still learning his drops, the trainer used the first bit of the session just having him hold duration with no distractions, once he proved to do well, the trainer began to build more energy when greeting him and Henry remained in his drop, which is awesome! Drop is a great skill for Henry to have as it will redirect his unwanted behaviour of jumping. Keep practicing this skill at home, build his duration by using frequent rewards and slowly build the energy. Awesome job, Henry! Focus: Manners B
Skill learnt: Crate Training Comment: Next up, Henry worked on his ‘crate training’ focusing on duration and teaching him to relax while in a crate. During the first passive session in a crate, he was a bit noisy and unsettled, so the trainer used his next training session dedicated to rewarding him for his good, relaxed behaviour in the crate. Henry caught on quick and was practically an angel for the remainder of this session, calmly watching as the other dogs in the room trained. Keep on focusing on this at home, reward him for his good behaviour, but use his non-reward marker “ah ah” if he is being naughty; scratching at the crate, barking, whining, etc. Focus: Duration B
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: To finish up, Henry worked on his ‘loose lead’ walking in the classroom with dog and people distractions. Henry did really well! He kept good engagement with the trainer, although he would get distracted sometimes, if the trainer made a weird noise he would come right back with his focus. Keep working on this at home and slowly build his distraction levels when he is capable to withstand the lower ones. Do not be afraid to go back to basics if needed and use a treat lure. Good work today, Henry! Focus: Distraction 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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