Hudson's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-05-12

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: Engagement Comment: For his first session today Hudson worked on some engagement. He was a bit nervous so we worked in the classroom with no one else around. To improve his engagement we had him following a lure and also played a bit of the engagement game. This game rewards them for looking/engaging with the trainer. To do this we throw a treat and they retrieve it. When they get the treat and look back to the trainer we say yes and throw another treat. This teaches them that by looking back to the trainer they get more rewards. By the end of the session he was doing much better and was able to focus. Hudson did really well and even met a new person today, our mentor Brent Dry. We discussed Hudson’s training and discovered that he was a bit hesitant to approach Brent, after a while he went up and sniffed him and took a treat from him. It’s good to introduce them to new people at their own pace! Focus: Distraction C+
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: His second session today we were able to work on some place. He was showing more interest in the treats but we still worked somewhere a bit calmer. There was another dog in the classroom but Hudson would happily look at the trainer and get his reward. He would look at the other dog but we just waited for him to look at us before marking and rewarding him. This shows him that we offer better things and he makes that conscious decision to engage with us rather than fixate on something else. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: Lastly he worked on his drop skill. Hudson showed great knowledge of this skill but still wasn’t overly keen on taking treats outside. For this session we worked in the classroom again with another dog present for the most part. We could ask for a drop and instead of rewarding him while in position we released and then gave him the treat. We reduced the duration slightly to help him better understand but he did great! Keep working on his drops, fading out the frequency of rewards! Focus: Duration 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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