Jenson's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-03-21

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: For Jenson’s first session we worked on his drop skill outside. This is a good skill as it allows you to place Jenson in a controlled position around distractions. Jenson started off really well and was dropping each time asked however he had very little engagement with the trainer and was instead looking towards the car park. After walking over and doing his drops in the carpark his engagement started to increase. As the session went on Jenson started to not drop when asked however as soon as the trainer used ‘uh uh’ he corrected himself. The next step for Jenson will be to continue working on his drops around medium distractions trying to increase his engagement by giving him a large reward when he looks at you. Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For Jenson’s second session we worked on his loose lead outside. This is good for getting Jenson to walk nicely on the lead without pulling you. When we first went onto the grass area Jenson was very distracted and had his nose to the floor majority of the time. After about a minute he started to look up at the trainer. When he looked at the trainer he was rewarded however the trainer didn’t reward him when he was sniffing the grass or if she did it was very infrequent. Towards the end of the session he started to walk next to the trainer and turned when she did all while maintaining eye contact. The next step for Jenson will be to continue working on his loose lead in a medium distraction environment as while he did well at the end, he struggled to begin with. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Muzzle Conditioning Comment: For Jenson’s last session we worked on his muzzle conditioning. This is important as it allows Jenson to feel comfortable with the muzzle on. To begin with we just worked on duration as he was only placing his mouth into the muzzle for a second. After he was holding it for 5 seconds we started to work on putting the strap over his head. This was a challenge for Jenson as he is head shy however he still did really well. We used treats in the muzzle to encourage him with the strap and after a few minutes we were even able to fade the treat lure out and he was placing his his mouth in all on his own with the strap up. The next step for him will be to continue conditioning to putting the strap over his head as he wasn’t quiet comfortable with it yet. Focus: Duration B+

We recommend your next step should be…

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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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