Jamie's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-02-11

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: Jamie’s first session today was focused on his engagement and drops in the classroom while other dogs were training. He was quite distracted to start with and wasn’t taking treats but after a few minutes of getting him to drop and releasing him quickly he started to take treats and engage more with the trainer. He was quite slow to get into his drops so we only rewarded him for attempts that were closer to the end result. Keep working on his drops but he did quite well in the classroom today even with other dogs moving around. He didn’t react towards them once. Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: Jamie’s second session today focused on place training with lots of dog distractions. He did really well considering there were two high energy dogs training in the classroom at the same time. He wasn’t bothered by the other dogs, he had one moment where he wasn’t engaged but we threw some treats on the bed and he was easily redirected. This skill is great for impulse control as the only rule for them is all four paws have to stay on the bed. Slowly phasing out the raised bed for a towel or blanket is also a great way to keep them focused while out and about. If you’re at the park it’s a great environment to practice in. Just remember to take it slow and don’t rush with new distractions. Focus: Distraction A
Skill learnt: Muzzle Conditioning Comment: For his last session today Jamie worked on his muzzle conditioning. We put the muzzle in front of him and waited for him to display a behaviour. Immediately he started to touch the muzzle with his nose so we marked and rewarded that. We did this for a few minutes and then started to withhold treats to create a little bit of frustration. This forces him to display more of the behaviour, which is exactly what he did. He stuck his nose partially in the muzzle. From here he only got rewarded for putting his nose in the muzzle, any other attempt was ignored. By the end of the session he was doing really well, the next step for him is to start building duration. To do this we reward for any attempt that is slightly longer than the previous one. Focus: Duration 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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