Jamie's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-01-21

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 began his day practicing his drop duration, focusing on his impulse control and distractions with the use of a flirt pole. A flirt pole is a pole with a line, that has a tug toy tied at the end of it. Jamie did really well and only broke at the beginning, trying to see what this device was. Once he was told “ah ah”, he went back into his drop where he stayed. Since the tug toy was no longer tempting him, the trainer tied a tennis ball to the end of it, and this definitely perked him up again! It was more difficult for Jamie to remain in a drop, but he did really well with his impulse control. He broke a couple times, but again with the use of his non-reward marker “ah ah”, he went back into a drop and understood he was not allowed to interact with it until released. Keep practicing this at home, you can reward him by letting him play with it, but make sure he goes back into a drop after once asked. Focus: Duration B
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: Jamie’s next session was focused on his ‘place’ skill, whilst playing red light green light. The trainer tried engaging him with the flirt rope again, but Jamie was uninterested, even with the tennis ball tied to the end. The trainer then just used a normal tennis ball, and while he was more engaged, he often went to place without being asked as he knew that is how he would get treats. As the trainer did not ask for it, Jamie would not be rewarded and would be asked to hop off place. Jamie was very interested in playing if the tennis ball was being rolled around, but once asked to go to place, he would take the ball with and the trainer struggled to get him to let go of it. Since Jamie is too fascinated by the tennis balls, but does not care too much about most other toys, see if you can try and find a happy medium, where he is engaged enough to play, but also drop it when told his next skill. Focus: Distraction C
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: To finish up, Jamie worked on his ‘drop’ skill again, this time focusing on doing it with loose lead walking around other dogs. Jamie did really well! The trainer found he remained focused if they had treats in their hand, ready, so definitely do this if you are struggling! Jamie was able to go into a drop while walking approximately 2 metres away from another dog, woohoo! Keep pushing him with this, remember to use treats or a ball to help him get engaged if he is struggling! 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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