Jack's Doggy Dayschool Report

2023-11-14

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: For his first session today the trainer got Jack nice and focused with a bit of a loose lead walk. To challenge him the trainer did this walk on the grass today, usually he is very distracted by the smells however today the trainer first made sure to set Jack up for success and got him nice and focused in a law distracting environment of the concrete and the drive way, once he was focused the trainer took him to the grass where he did much better today! They also approached some of the pet resort staff while on the walk and before he was allowed to greet him the trident got him into a sit or drop, this made it much easier for Jack not to jump up and while still a little wriggly he kept his sits really well while greeting people today! It’s important to note that greetings are a two way road, we can train Jack for greetings however if the person on the other side has too much energy and comes rushing over this will push Jack over his limit and he will want to play and jump around, make sure we are getting people to approach Jack slowly and calmly and he will do the same. Focus: Manners B+
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: For his second session today the trainer started off with a bit of a challenge. They took Jack into the cattery and worked on his drops in here. Along with the Cats it was also early enough for the pet resort staff to be walking around resetting the cattery so it was a very busy environment! Jack was asked to stay in his drop around this high energy distraction and he did so well! He was very interested in our resident budgie Indie but still kept his drop like a champion! I also asked the staff to greet Jack during this session and again they noticed something. In a drop when someone reached down for Jack he gets up and puts himself in a sit in an attempt to get up to the persons hand quicker, if we can identify this we can prepare for it and instead of having him in a drop when he greets people have him in a sit, he is more comfortable and less likely to jump up and out of the position. The trainer was so impressed with Jack they finished the session with a little bit of a touch targeting to celebrate with some fun over this very successful session! Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: For his last session today the trainer worked on Jacks place and working on some greetings here as well. For this session however the trainer would pretend to be different people including a small child riding a scooter, a loud tradie, a suspicious shopper and a old man with a walking stick! The variation in energy and fast and slow movements really challenged Jack however he has been doing so well recently that he stayed in his drop no matter what today like a champion! To finish out his day the trainer then challenged him by spelling his name in good out in front of him nice and close! A few times he would lean his head over to sneak one of the treats but with a quick “uh-uh” marker he would whip back and wait! Jack was awesome today and the trainer is very impressed with his progress. 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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