Hugo's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-03-03

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: Hugo began his day practicing his ‘place’ skill, focusing on duration with light distractions; trainer movement/noises. He did really well! At first it was a struggle for him to stay on place while the trainer moved away, but with the use of his non-reward marker “ah ah”, you could see his braining ticking over and he would slowly bring his front paws back on the bed. By the end of the session Hugo remained on place while the trainer did laps of the classroom and even added in some skipping, jumping and weird sounds!! Keep practicing this at home because he is doing AWESOME! We would love to get him comfortable with this so we are able to up the distraction levels to toys, food and more! Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: Next up, Hugo worked on his ‘drop’ skill, focusing on holding duration with little to no distractions. Hugo would only drop from either a sit or if the trainer lured him under their legs. Keep practicing this skill with him at home and help him get better at dropping from just a stand! Use as much of a lure as needed until he responds well to it. Once in the drop, Hugo did well at remaining there with frequent treats, but if the trainer were to start spacing out the treats more in between, he would release himself. Focus on this at home too, reward him frequently and slowly start to space out the treats, if he releases himself use “ah ah” and reposition him, do it again and you release him. Good job, Hugo! Focus: Duration C+
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: To finish off, Hugo practiced his ‘loose lead’ walking in the classroom while having dogs in crates. He did really well! He wanted to play with a husky in a crate the first couple times we walked past, but after a few reps up and down he started to ignore him, yay! Hugo is a little man who gets distracted biiiiig time, so it is important we are only walking him with lower level distractions until his engagement builds up more, then we can add extra distractions. Hugo regularly check in with the trainer, which is awesome, but his focus altered once other trainers entered the room, but again after a few reps up and down he bounced back. Awesome work today, Hugo! 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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