Jamie's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-02-25

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 doing some ‘loose lead’ walking with adding in his ‘drop’ skill. At first Jamie was fairly distracted by the other dog in the classroom, but after a minute or so he was more engaged with the trainer. Jamie walks beautifully alongside the trainer and always dropped when asked. The trainer focused on still having Jamie drop on their left hand side, rather than in front. This was accomplished by again having Jamie walk in between the trainer and the wall or couch so he did not have much of an option. Keep practicing this at home and pushing his distractions. He can get distracted, but if you have a tennis ball or show him some food he will engage with you. Good work, Jamie! Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Middle Position Comment: Next up, Jamie began learning his new skill ‘middles’. Middles is another controlled position where your pooch goes in between your legs and remains there until released. It is a great skill to utilise in every day walks, especially if you see danger and want to protect Jamie! Jamie was just learning the foundation today so the trainer was using a treat to lure him behind, and threw the treat in between her legs so he would follow through. Once Jamie was at the point of no return, he would hear “yes” just before he ate the treato. This was repeated for the rest of the session and he is picking it up nicely! The next step for you to work on is have a treat in each hand, lure him behind with your right hand and use your left to catch him in between your legs and lure him into a sit or just hold the treat there to stop him from moving forward. Focus: Foundation B
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: To finish up, Jamie revisited an old trick, ‘roll over’. Jamie did really well! He was very excitable but performed really nicely! There were the odd few times he would get too excited and jump up out of the roll over mid-way, but with the use of “ah ah”, he would plonk back down and try again. Jamie is also really good at rolling over on both sides, which is awesome! The next step would be to slowly fade the lure for him, but keep in mind this may be tricky as he does have a lot of hair, so the verbal cue “roll over” will also be crucial. Great work today! 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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