Jack's Doggy Dayschool Report

2023-10-24

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 his first session the trainer wanted to worked on Jacks greetings as he was nice and excited coming out of the kennels and most likely to show this kind of behaviour and then we are able to work on it. They took him to the classroom, he had a really nice loose lead needing a few small reminders every now and again to come back to the trainers side but even this was rare, he was even checking in with the trainer ever 5-10 metres which is such a change with him. Once in the classroom he did so well today, the trainer tethered Jack to the wall and allowed him to have free roam, they would then approach Jack to see how he would greet them. To their surprise while a little excited Jack put himself into a drop as the trainer approached, it was only when they stopped a metre or so away, moved down to his level and then gave him his release did Jack jump up to say hello but even this was so well mannered, his paws didn’t leave the ground and he presented the parts of himself he wanted scratched to the trainer, all much better greetings behaviours than going crazy and jumping all over the person. Focus: Manners B+
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: To help with his impulse control and settling down when a bit over excited the trainer did some place training with a focus on his release word. If he can have a really strong understanding for this once we get him into a drop or onto place even if he has some wriggles he should still stay on the place bed! To do this today firstly the trainer got Jack on and off place with high repetition and speed getting him really excited to go on and off place. Once this was done they then used his favourite distraction which is good distractions! The trainer would toss food out near the place bed but would not release Jack, if he tried to leave he was given his “uh-uh” marker and brought back on to the place bed, only when he release was given was he allowed to eat the treats in the floor, he was quick to pick up on this today and made some great progress sitting on the bed while the trainer tossed entire handfuls of food on the floor in front of him. Focus: Conditioning B
Skill learnt: Recall Comment: For his final session today the trainer worked on his recall and loose lead skill. He was great with his loose lead walking around the entire property and keeping nice and close to the trainer only breaking a few times which were easy to redirect his energy back on to the trainer once he got distracted. He still needs a little work on his recall, he is able to do it in the classroom even around other dogs however the grass is a little too much for him right now as he just want to smell the grass and roll around! We will work up to being able to recall over grass however he recalled away from some more food distractions in the classroom to make sure we were still challenging him and pushing his skills forward, well done Jack! Focus: Repetition 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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