Henry's Doggy Dayschool Report

2023-10-10

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: Trick Training Comment: Henry started his day work his TaDa! We put some repetition in to the skill before starting to work on his duration in the skill. Henry needed a bit of a reminder at first as he was with a trainer he hadn't trained with for a while. After a bit of repetition he was happily completing the skill with just the verbal. We then started increasing the duration, making him stay in the skill for longer and longer before giving him the reward as he would jump off immediately after getting his treat Focus: Duration B
Skill learnt: Desensitisation Comment: We took Henry outside to work on a bit of desensitisation. We had one trainer practice walking back and forward, while another trainer rode past on a bike. At the same time we had the trainer dress up in a high vision vest while we played the sounds of lawn mowers and traffic lights. Henry would be interested in the trainer as he rode past, but by giving him a job to do Henry was too busy thinking about the task at hand to pay any real attention to what was going on around him. We added in drops throughout the lesson as well to further increase the criteria for Henry. Henry killed it this lesson, completing his skills and not focusing on the other trainer at all. To help Henry desensitise to this outside of the classroom, start slowly. Practice taking Henry through areas and crosswalks that would stress him out when there is very low distraction before slowly increasing the distraction. Focus: Distraction A
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: Henry finished with his selfie skill. We put Henry into a drop and used a treat to lure his paws up onto our shoulder. Henry was a bit confused at first but after a bit of repetition we managed to get him to consistently put up paw up on our shoulder and lean in with his chin. We periodically got him to jump up with both his paws. Focus: Back to Basics C+

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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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