Jimmy's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-05-23

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: Conditioning Comment: For Jimmys first session we worked on his confidence. This is really good to help Jimmy become a confident pup as he grows up, exposure is extremely important at this young age! Jimmy is a pretty confident boy already however being a puppy he still get nervous around new environments and loud noises. We used a skill called ‘paws up’ to help him become confident in the classroom environment. Jimmy did amazing at this and was following the lure into the pod without any hesitance. As the session went on we started to condition his to the word ‘yes’. This is our reward marker. Having markers allows you to accurately mark the behaviour you are rewarding for rather than thumbing for a treat and potentially marking another behaviour. The next step for Jimmy will be to continue working on his confidence using paws up and treats aswell as conditioning the word ‘yes’. All this involves is saying ‘yes’ and then giving him a treat. He doesn’t have to be doing anything specific we just want to condition the word. Focus: Confidence X
Skill learnt: Crate Training Comment: For Jimmys second session we worked on his crate conditioning. This is important as it allows him to feel more comfortable in his crate. Jimmy did really well with this and was going in and out of the crate without any hesitance. We used a lure as he is still learning it and marked ‘yes’ when all four feet were in the crate. Between sessions Jimmy was also in the crate which he did really well with. When he was first put in he cried however we covered him up with a towel and he settled really well! The next step for Jimmy will be to continue conditioning him to the crate but getting him to go into it with a lure. Focus: Conditioning X
Skill learnt: Play Comment: For Jimmy’s last session we worked on his play skill. This skill was used to work on his mouthing aswell as conditioning him to the classroom, other people and other dogs. Jimmy loved chasing the rope toy and had so much fun throughout this session. He was relatively good at biting only the toy however there was a few times he mouthed the trainer. When this occurred he was told ‘uh uh’ which is the non-reward marker and the game was stopped. This is a really good way to show Jimmy that mouthing on us is not allowed. The next step will be to continue working on this at home but playing as as soon as his teeth touch any part of you, you telling him ‘uh uh’ and stop the game for a minute. Focus: Confidence X

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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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