Henry's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-01-25

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: Place Training Comment: For Henry’s first session today we worked on his place skill with all sorts of distractions. Henry’s knowledge of his place skill is really solid. This skill is great for Henry to learn impulse control especially around children and toys. We tested his place skill with a wide variety of toys, trainers acting strange running around and making funny noises. He broke position a couple times but was easily redirected back onto place with an “ah ah.” Really pushing this skill in new environments and with different distractions will help solidify this skill. Making sure it is done on lead and/or closely supervised so if he does step off, he receives appropriate consequences (like an “ah ah” or guiding back on). If he is breaking position often, the distractions or environment might be too much and need to be reduced. Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: For the second session today Henry worked on his drops in the cattery. He wasn’t showing much interest in any toys and it was quite warm, so we were unable to do RLGL drops. However we worked on his drops and loose lead in the cattery. Henry did really well with all the distracting smells and noises. He showed some interest in the other animals but his attention was easily redirected back to the trainer. We worked on keeping him engaged while we walked around, rewarding him for interaction. Every now and then we would ask him for a drop, we made sure to be clear and use a hand signal as it is a new environment. We would test his drops by hiding around a corner and walking around him. He coped really well in the cattery! He could definitely work in higher distracting environments when the weather allows! Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Crate Training Comment: Lastly Henry worked on some crate training. To do this we set up a crate and would throw a treat in. Every time we did this we said “crate” and close the door behind him. We rewarded him a few times while he was in there and then when ready, we slowly opened the door. If he tried to step out we would close the door while saying “ah ah”. The idea of this is to teach him that he can only leave the crate when we say his release word “break.” This is obviously a more formal command, however teaching him this allows you to send him to the crate easily if he starts getting too worked up. Since he is still so young Henry will struggle to self regulate his energy. By monitoring him and sending him to the crate regularly will help him be calm and also give you control. Henry had no problems with crate training and seemed quite comfortable going in and settling. Keep working on this at home for sure! Focus: Conditioning 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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