Hudson's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-05-06

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 Hudson’s first session we worked on his drop skill. When he first came into the classroom he was very nervous. He wouldn’t take treats to begin with so the trainer sat with him offering treats and pats to condition him to the classroom. He took about 5 minutes to settle and start taking treats. Hudson wasn’t dropping when asked so we took a few steps back and lured him into his drop. He started to do well towards the end and we were able to get him to drop with a full lure to the floor. As he was doing well we continued with the second session. Focus: Repetition B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: As mentioned above Hudson started to do well at the end of his first session so we continued into his second session and worked on his drop again. For this session we focused on fading out the lure into just a point to the floor. Hudson started off by needing a lure to the floor and was going into his drops with just a small hand signal towards the end. This was achieved by slowly fading out the hand to above the knee and then again to above the hip. If he broke his drop before being released he was told ‘uh uh’ and put back into his drop. If he didn’t drop when asked the trainer would lower the hand signal slightly and if he still didn’t drop he was told ‘uh uh’ and put into his drop. The next step for Hudson will to be continue working on his drops fading out the hand signal to just above the hip as while he did well this can still be stronger than what it is. Focus: Repetition B+
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: For Hudson’s last session we worked on his place skill. This is a good skill for getting him to relax on the bed around distractions. Hudson’s biggest distraction was the trainer stepping away from the bed. To begin with we worked on sending him to place which is did quiet well with. There were a few times he didn’t go onto place when asked and in these instances he was told ‘uh uh’ and put back onto the bed. After he was going to place pretty consistently we started to add in duration with the trainer stepping away. To begin with Hudson would step off the bed if the trainer moved away however with the use of ‘uh uh’ and ‘yes’ we were able to increase his duration to the trainer jumping up and down. The next step for Hudson will be to continue working on his place skill increasing the distance he is sent to from 1 metre and work on his duration with people distractions. 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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