Joey's Doggy Dayschool Report


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: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: When the trainer went to grab Joey from the pet resort accomodation he had done a number 2 in his pen and had proceeded to run all through it in excitement for his first day, so the trainer took him for a bath to clean off his smelly paws! This was also a great opportunity to do some vet holds with Joey as well and desensitise him to the experience of getting his paws touched and worked through! He sat nice and still for the trainer and didn’t make a fuss at all! The rest of the session was spent on his loose lead as well as charging his marker for the rest of the day! He still needs some help with not hitting the end of the line but being food motivated really helped, another tip is acting all excited when Joey is walking next to us, since he is a puppy they are more susceptible to taking on the energy that is around them, so if we act excited when he is next to us and placid when he is away from us this will help entice him to stay close where it’s a lot more positive and fun! Focus: Manners C+
Skill learnt: Recall Comment: For his next session the trainer worked on two skills, both Joeys recall and on his drop! Firstly the trainer worked on his recall. Starting in the classroom they simply would get Joey distracted and would ask for his recall, he seems to have a pretty good basic understanding of the verbal and so they were able to progress him quickly in this session. They went from inside the classroom to outside on the smelly grass but even this wasn’t challenging enough for him! By the time he returned to the classroom there was another dog out on a place bed and so the frisbee used this dog as a distraction! While initially he was distracted by the dog, some energetic movement seemed to help him a lot in locking him back on the trainer and his skills and he started recalling away successfully! The trainer wanted to end his recall training in this positive note so worked on his drop duration for the remainder of the session. Focus: Distraction C+
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: For his last session today the trainer worked on his place skill with a focus on distraction. He was worked in the classroom today and the distractions included noises, movements and another dog working in the same space. He did have to have a quick refresher course as he wasn’t going to place on command however it took him no time at all to remember his training and they were soon able to get to work, this is very common especially in puppies who are learning a lot so don’t stress just help remind him if he seems to have forgotten a skill. From here the trainer first tired the other dog and sound to break Joey off place but neither of these were getting him to move. However when the trainer started using quick movement this was a bit more of a challenge for Joey. Eventually he was able to stop jumping off but he will need a bit more work on this, if doing this at home start with slow and short movements and reward when he stays on place and slowly increase the distance you move and the speed to work him up to have as much success as possible! 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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