Henry's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-02-04

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: For Henry’s first session we worked on his drop skill outside. This skill is good as it allows Henry to go into a controlled position around distractions. Henry was a little superstar with his drops outside and went into them every time asked. As he was doing so well we decided to progress this skill into emergency drops. This is when Henry is asked to drop while you continue to walk. To begin with Henry struggled and instead kept walking with the trainer. If Henry didn’t drop when asked the trainer continued to walk slowly but also told him ‘uh uh’. Towards the end of the session Henry was doing amazing at a slow waking pace. This was achieved by using ‘uh uh’ but also when Henry did drop he was given a handful of treats. After that one repetition where he did drop and was given the handful of treats he started to do it every repetition. The next step for Henry will be to continue working on his emergency drops at a walking place as he is still understanding them however it won’t be long until you can start increasing the pace! Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Crate Training Comment: For Henry’s second session we worked on his crate skill. This is a good skill as it allows you to send Henry to his crate, away from distractions. Henry did so well throughout this session and was going into the crate every time asked. We used a smaller crate to challenge Henry however he wasn’t bothered! To test Henry we started to walk away after he went into his crate and at times he would break before being released. With the use of ‘uh uh’ Henry would correct himself and go back into the crate. Towards the end Henry was able to be sent to place from different lengths and angles aswell as remain in place until released no matter how far the trainer walked away. Focus: Repetition B+
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For Henry’s last session we worked on his loose lead outside. This is an important skill to be able to walk nicely without having Henry pull you. Henry started off very distracted by his environment and was pulling/stopping frequently. To reduce this behaviour he would be told ‘uh uh’ and turned away from the distraction. Henry was also put into his drop for minute to calm down. After using his drop Henry’s loose lead started to become good and he was showing some excellent engagement. The next step for Henry will be to continue working on his loose lead outside with medium distractions. 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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