Jamie's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-10-15

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: Place Training Comment: For Jamie’s first session we worked on his place skill. This skill is good as it allows them to settle onto one spot. For this session we pushed Jamie’s duration using tennis ball distractions. Jamie didn’t start off the best and was breaking place to get the tennis ball when it was bounced. To decrease this behaviour, he was told ‘uh uh’ and put back onto place. After a few times of this he started to increase his duration and the trainer was able to bounce the tennis ball multiple times without him breaking. While Jamie was told yes and offered treats, he wasn’t taking the treats. Therefore, the trainer started to use the tennis ball as a reward. When he would stay on place for a few repetitions of bouncing the ball he would then be told to ‘release’ and would play with the ball for a bit. The next step for Jamie will be to continue working on his place duration using tennis ball distractions. Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: For Jamie’s second session we worked on his drops outside. This skill is important as it allows them to settle into a position. Jamie really struggled with his drops today. He was not dropping when asked to begin with. If he didn’t drop, he was told ‘uh uh’ and put into a drop. As the session went on Jamie improved however, he was only dropping 50% of the time when asked. The next step for Jamie will be to continue working on his drops outside. Focus: Distraction C+
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For Jamie’s last session we worked on his loose lead outside. This is an important skill to allow walking with no pulling or zigzagging. Jamie did really well during this session and showed good engagement. There were only a few times when Jamie did get distracted however as soon as the trainer told him ‘uh uh’ and turned around he quickly refocused on the trainer. The next step for Jamie will be to continue loose lead walking outside and incorporate dog distractions. Focus: Distraction A

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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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