Henry's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-01-28

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 is a good skill to put him into a controlled position around distractions. Henry did really well in this session and progressed well. We worked on the grass area so Henry could hear all the dogs barking and see the cars driving/people walking by. Henry was able to hold his drop duration well with all the distractions and only broke twice throughout the session. Henry did struggle more with his repetitions as he didn’t drop every time asked. There were a few times Henry didn’t drop when asked to and in this situation he was told ‘uh uh’ and put into his drop. After being put into his drop he was released and asked to drop again straight away. This teaches Henry that if he doesn’t go into his drop when asked he will be put into it but won’t receive the reward unless he chooses to go into his drop. The next step for Henry will be to continue working on his drop repetitions around distractions. Focus: Repetition B+
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For Henry’s second session we worked on his loose lead outside on the grassed area. This is an important skill as it teaches them to walk next to us rather than pulling. Henry did so well for this session. Walking to the grass Henry did absolutely amazing! He maintained eye contact for majority of the way. When we got on the grass Henry’s engagement did decrease however at times it was still really good. As there were more smells and distractions Henry did pull at times and in this instance he was told ‘uh uh’ and we turned from the distraction. However for Majority of the session Henry showed some excellent loose lead! The next step for Henry will be to continue working on the grassed area as he did well but it can still be improved. Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: For Henry’s last session we worked on his greetings using his drop skill. Putting Henry into a drop when people approach to greet means that if Henry breaks to jump he can be straight away corrected by using a foot brake. Henry started off so well and wasn’t breaking his drop when the trainer came up to him excitably. The trainer started to approach from different angles and found that he would often break if you approached the side of him. If he broke before being released he was told ‘uh uh’ and put back into his drop. When he remained in his drop he was told ‘yes’ and released. The next step for Henry will be to work on approaching from that side angle as he struggled with it. 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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