Jamie's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-03-25

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: For Jamie’s first session we worked on his drop skill. This is a good skill for Jamie as you are able to put him in a controlled position around distractions. We worked on Jamie dropping on the left side of the trainer and he did pretty well. We continued to progress the hand out so he had the opportunity to walk forward. If Jamie did walk forward he wasn’t given any reward but also wasn’t corrected. If he dropped at the trainers side he was given a large reward. Jamie dropped at the trainers side about 60% of the time when the hand wasn’t blocking his path to walk forward. The next step for Jamie will be to continue working on getting him to drop on the left side. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Muzzle Conditioning Comment: For Jamie’s second session we worked on his muzzle conditioning. This is important to allow Jamie to feel more comfortable while wearing it. He did really well throughout the session and we were able to get the muzzle fully onto him while he placed his mouth in by himself. Jamie still did struggle when the muzzle was on him as he would paw at it but getting the muzzle onto him was a lot more relaxed. The next step for Jamie will be to continue conditioning him to wearing the muzzle. Focus: Conditioning B+
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For Jamie’s last session we worked on his loose lead. This is a good skill as it allows you to walk Jamie without him pulling. Jamie started off very distracted by the environment and was pulling towards trees/sniffing the grass. When this occurred his was told ‘uh uh’ and the trainer walked in the opposite direction. After a few minutes and a couple uses of ‘uh uh’ Jamie started to settle. He started to walk nicely and even at times show some good engagement with the trainer. Towards the end there were some people standing on the grass and Jamie lost majority of his focus. Therefore we moved onto the gravel to lower his distraction levels to something he is able to cope with. The next step for Jamie will be to continue working on his loose lead on the grass area as while he did well there is still room for improvement. 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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