Jerry's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-01-24

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: Jerry began his day practicing his ‘drop’ skill, both for door manners and duration with distractions. Jerry was quite excitable when realising he was leaving his kennel, but the trainer asked for a drop, not allowing Jerry to exit until he was settled and did not attempt to barge through door. The trainer focused on this for just under half the session, then switched to drop duration with distractions as Jerry was displaying good manners by this time. Jerry has a good understanding of his drop skill, which is great! He just needs some help focusing to relax while in it. The trainer began by walking/jogging around him and he held the skill well. A tennis ball was then brought out, and while this was much more tempting for him, he remained in his drop and watched the ball bound in front of him. Keep up the awesome work, keep pushing this skill as it also helps him refrain from chasing his tail. Focus: Manners B
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: Jerry’s next session was ‘place training’, again focusing on duration with distractions. Place is a great skill for Jerry to have, as again, it teaches him to relax. Jerry understands the skill very well and was a tough cookie to tempt, but after trying a squeaky toy, scooter, musical instruments, quoits, a dog toy on wheels, Jerry’s biggest temptation was a plain old tug toy. The trainer would move it around as if it was alive, making Jerry pounce off with excitement, but with the use of his non-reward marker “ah ah”, he would step back on, which is good! Keep on pushing him at home, it is great that he is able to resist most items, but dogs do tend to break for the weirdest things, so test him with anything and everything! Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: To finish up, Jerry worked on his ‘loose lead’ walking in the cattery, having plenty of kitty distractions. At first Jerry was very excitable, but if he were to pull, the trainer would use his non-reward marker “ah ah”, and turn the other way. This was repeated until he stopped pulling, which was only after a minute or 2. Jerry had good engagement with the trainer for the most part, but he did have one particular kitty friend, but with some weird noises his focus came back to the trainer. Keep pushing these distractions with him and if you are struggling with his pulling, be sure to change directions on him as many times needed, he does respond to it eventually! 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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