Ivar's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-03-10

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: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: First Up for Ivar was a new skill walking behind. When dogs react they propel forward. By teaching our dogs to walk a little behind us works towards preventing the propelling forward and gives us time to assist our dogs. It’s also a great tool to help discouraging lead pulling. When Ivar starts to come forward passed you, turn into him. Using spacial pressure of your body push him back. Continue forward. Again as it looks like he’s coming forward turn into him. Practice in the hallway and it’s better to turn into him early than wait until he is more forward. Ivar did really well with this and the trainer was able to do it outside. Great session. Focus: Repetition C+
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: Next up was drop and place in the kennel yards near another dog. He was very nervous and reluctant to drop and wasn’t taking treats. The trainer did a little focus on drops but given how uncomfortable Ivar clearly was the trainer used place instead and although he showed nervousness he did better with place. Back in the classroom he was able to drop better, which the trainer did near other dogs. Between the two sessions Ivar was also on passive place with other dogs around him. He did growl once at a dog as the trainer walked passed. However overall he did a great job. Keep up with proofing Ivar’s drop in new environments with different distractions. Drop helps with over excitement and jumping, as well as being a safety skill! Focus: Distraction C+
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: Last up was paws up for Ivar and it was great to see Ivar show excitement for this. He did really well so the trainer thought to start teaching him to ride the skateboard. To start with this was to condition Ivar to the board and get him to do paws up on this. It was great he was taking treats during this session and it was easy to lure him onto the skateboard. It was fantastic to see his happy proud as punch face. At home lure Ivar to put his two front paws up on different items. This builds confidence and helps redirect focus back on you when out and about. Focus: Repetition 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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