Jamie's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-01-28

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’ skill, focusing on getting him to drop on the left hand side of the trainer. The trainer asked Jamie for a drop in between them and a wall, but Jamie would still walk in front and drop. To prevent this, the trainer used their hand to block him from moving in front and Jamie responded well to this. If you want Jamie to drop on his side, keep practicing his drops in between yourself and a wall or something similar, he will soon learn with all the repetitions that this is what he is meant to do 100% of the time. Focus: Distraction C+
Skill learnt: Muzzle Conditioning Comment: Next up, Jamie worked on his ‘muzzle conditioning’, focusing on building his duration. At first Jamie was not interested in the muzzle, but once the trainer put some treats in there to get him started, he was a happy boy and very enthusiastic for the remainder of the session. Jamie placed his snout in the muzzle each time it was presented, which is great, so the trainer then began to only reward him if he kept his snout in for approximately 2 seconds or longer to continue building his duration. Jamie responded well to this and the trainer used his non-reward marker “ah ah”, if he did not quite get it. Keep practicing this at home. Focus: Duration B+
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: To finish the day, Jamie continued to work on his ‘drop’ skill from his first session, again focusing on getting him to drop on the trainer’s left hand side, still using the wall and themselves as a barrier. Jamie responded a lot better this time around! He dropped much nicer, even with another reactive doggo in the room! The shepherd barked at Jamie, but he had focus on the trainer and dropped exactly when asked, not reacting once to the other dog, yay! Keep pushing this skill at home, practice will make perfect! The more he drops on the left (without having much choice), he will soon be conditioned to do it. Good work today, Jamie! 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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