Henry's Doggy Dayschool Report

2023-10-17

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: For his first session today in order to get him nice and razzed up, the trainer thought in order to activate his drive they would do some skills they know he loves such as “ya-da” and “selfie”. He is now able to do “ya-da” without the help of a lure so the trainer focused more on bulkding uo his selfie. Today there was a big focus on duration as he is breaking off this skill the second he gets a reward. To help with this the trainer would withhold the reward and get Henry to wait in the selfie position before being reward, each time this was repeated the trainer withheld the treat for a slightly longer time increasing his duration. Focus: Confidence A
Skill learnt: Desensitisation Comment: For his second session the trainer did some desensitisation work with Henry around construction sounds and workmen in high vis- for this session the trainer had him featured in the classroom and then they dressed up as a construction worker. While playing very loud construction noises from a speaker the trainer grabbed a broom, hammer and metal bowl. The trainer first started off at a bit of a distance and would sweep getting closer and closer, this didn’t bother Henry at all so they grabbed the hammer and would bang it on different objects around the classroom, starting at a distance from Henry and moving closer. By the end of the session Henry was happy to have the “tradie” next to him having a yarn and making some noises all while the loud back ground construction noises went on, he did so well during this session even allowing the helmet of the “tradie” to be put on his head! Focus: Desensitisation B+
Skill learnt: Sit Comment: For his last session today the trainer wanted to push some of his basic obedience skills so took him into the play pen to do some off lead work! To start he had the biggest zoomies flying around the okay pen with an immense amount of energy! The trainer had to work hard to get his attention since this was a new environment and new criteria however closer to the end of the session the trainer was able to really get his attention and start doing some work, an important part of this is to understand since we are giving him a lot more to deal with off lead in order Focus: Obedience 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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