Henry's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-01-11

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 again on duration and manners. He did really well! At first he would get up from his drop when he felt like it, but with the use of his non-reward marker “ah ah”, he would go back into the position. As he was doing so well with his manners, the trainer used the last couple minutes to test him further and spelt his name out with kibble, right in front of him! Henry was the goodest boy and did not break once, even though it was oh so tempting! Keep up the awesome work with this at home! Remember to use his non-reward marker “ah ah” and to be firm with him if he breaks his drop skill, he will listen, just needs to be more firm. Good job! Focus: Duration B+
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: Next up, Henry worked on his ‘place training’, focusing on holding his duration with plenty of distractions; skateboards, scooters, ring toss games, etc. He did exceptionally well! Henry was able to hold place throughout the entire session, besides 1 time he stepped off to get a ring from the ring toss, but with the use of his non-reward marker “ah ah” and a finger point, he went back onto place where he remained. Place is another great skill for him as it can also redirect his unwanted behaviours of jumping, and he knows place is a skill where he needs to relax. Keep pushing these distractions for him at home, remember to be firm and use his non-reward marker when needed. Focus: Duration A
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: To finish up, Henry practiced his ‘loose lead’ walking in the cattery with those pesky cat distractions. He smashed it! He had the best engagement ever and walked so beautifully alongside the trainer. Keep up the amazing work with this, test him in higher distractions too! He is heavily food motivated so do not be afraid to use a bit of a treat lure if needed. Awesome work today, Henry, super proud! He seemed like his normal self too, not even a trip to the vets put him down for training! Focus: Distraction A
Skill learnt: Crate Training Comment: Between each training session Henry was in his crate and settled nicely each time. Henry seems to settle better if the crate is covered, if he is able to see out of it, he will continue to carry on and bark. He goes into the crate with no hesitation and waits until his lead is on to exit the crate. If you are struggling to get him settled into a crate at home, try an enrichment feeder and covering him. We use lickimats or kongs with peanut butter and kibble, keeps them amused for a while and it will reinforce that the crate is a positive experience for him. Sing out if you find this still is not helping. Focus: Conditioning X

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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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