Jordan's Doggy Dayschool Report

2023-11-08

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: Place Training Comment: Jordan made his way down to the classroom very excited and ready to go. We introduced him to his place skill using a treat to lure him into the bed before marking "yes" and giving him the treat. We then immediately give him his release word "break" and let him off. We did some quick reproduce of this to get his attention on the trainer and to have some fun. As Jordan started to happily jump on and off the bed we started adding in the boundaries of the skill. If he hops off we tell him "uh uh" and very gently leading him back on with his lead. We then release him and start again. Jordan did well, enthusiastically jumping on and off the bed for a treat. He had good engagement for a puppy, spending most of the time engaging with his trainer Focus: Foundation C+
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: We worked on introducing his loose lead in the classroom under low distraction. We pick two points in the room and walk him back and forward in between them. If he walks ahead and pulls we turn around and walk the other direction. When he turns around and makes it back to our side we give him a treat and mark "yes". This teaches him that unless he walks next to us he won't get where he wants to go as well as that if he does walk by our side he gets lots of positive rewards. Jordan took treats on and off this lesson, so we focused on giving him lots of praise and affection as a reward when he decided he didn't want to take food to get him engaged in the skill. Jordan's attention wavered a bit but he did well following his trainer for a good portion of the lesson. Focus: Foundation C
Skill learnt: Leave Comment: We taught Jordan the foundations of this skill by grabbing two handfuls of treats, one low value and one high value. We then put the low value treats close to Jordan. Jordan then tries to get them out of our hand but once he realises he can't and gives up we mark yes and give him a high value treat. We repeat this until he understands that ignoring the treats will get him a positive reward. By the end of the lesson Jordan was ignoring the treats in our hand looking at his trainer for guidance. Now we can strengthen his knowledge of this concept and add in a "leave it" verbal. Once he has a strong understanding of the skill, we can start applying it to other areas, not just treats. Focus: Foundation C

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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 DoneĀ (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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