Jamie's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-08-06

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: In Jamie’s first session we worked on loose lead walking in the cattery. At the start of the session Jamie was very overwhelmed from his environment. The birds especially were a big distraction for Jamie. To start with Jamie was unfocused and kept pulling on the lead, he also wasn’t taking treats. After roughly 3 minutes of his session he started to focus on the trainer and maintain eye contact. Once Jamie was focused, we did a drop Infront on the birds for a minute. This was to help condition Jamie to the birds. He broke a few times to start with but by the end was able to stay in the drop position. Focus: Distraction C+
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: For Jamie’s second session we worked on his drop skill in the cattery. At the start of the session Jamie was again very over aroused by the other dogs in the classroom and then once in the cattery the birds. To help Jamie reduce his unwanted behavior (barking and lunging) we asked for a drop whenever this behavior was present. Towards the end of the session Jamie’s session, he had improved however he was still struggling to keep focused around the birds. The next step for Jamie would be to continue to work on drops in the cattery. Focus: Distraction C+
Skill learnt: Paws Up (on object) Comment: For Jamie’s last session we worked on his paws up skill. We specifically worked on duration. At the start of the session Jamie was only stepping on the item for a few seconds. By the end of the session, he was able to hold it for 20 seconds. This was achieved by holding a treat to encourage him to stay on the item until released. The next progression for Jamie will be to get him to hold it for 30 seconds. 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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