Hugo's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-02-01

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 Hugo’s first session we worked on his drop skill. This is a good skill as it allows Hugo to be placed into a controlled position around distractions. As Hugo is still learning this skill we used a lure to get him into his drop. The trainer found Hugo would only drop from a sit position. Therefore Hugo would be lured into his sit and then from that position the trainer would hold the treat under Hugo’s nose and bring it slowly to the floor. When Hugo’s elbows hit the floor he was told ‘yes’ and rewarded. The next step for Hugo will be to continue working on the foundations of his drop by using the lure and now adding in the word ‘drop’. Focus: Foundation B
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For Hugo’s second session we worked on his loose lead walking. This is a good skill as it teaches them to walk nicely on a lead without any pulling or zigzagging. Hugo struggled to begin with as he was very distracted by the environment. After a few minutes Hugo started to settle and was following the lure. The trainer held the treat in-front of him and every few seconds told him ‘yes’ and rewarded him. If Hugo did pull he was told ‘uh uh’ and the trainer turned around from the distraction. The next step for Hugo will be to continue working on the foundations of loose lead. Focus: Foundation B
Skill learnt: Crate Training Comment: For Hugo’s last session we worked on conditioning him to the crate. This is important as it allows Hugo to see the crate as a good thing where he currently sees the crate as a bad thing. To change Hugo’s perspective the trainer was throwing treats into the crate in order to get him to step in by himself. To begin with Hugo was pulling on the lead as he wouldn’t go within a metre of the crate. We worked on getting him comfortable with just going near the crate and by the end of the session we were able to get infront of the crate. While Hugo didn’t step into the crate he did still progress and if you continue to work on this at home, he will eventually start to step into the crate. Focus: Foundation C

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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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