Jordan's Doggy Dayschool Report

2023-11-17

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 was raring to go, coming in with a lot of optimism and energy. We started with some quick repetitions to help get some of his energy out. Once he was consistently hopping on and off place we started to work on duration in the skill. We put Jordan on place, making him wait until he heard his release word "break" to get off. He showed this lesson he has grasped the understanding on the word "break", happily hopping off the bed whenever we told it to him. As he stayed on the bed we started adding in small distractions, such as throwing a tennis ball or walking a few steps back to test him. This lead to him stepping off early every few attempts. When he steps off we continue guiding him back on gently, before restarting. We then gave him his release marker and a short break before putting him back on and continuing. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Leave Comment: Jordan worked on his leave it skill. After a bit of repetition, Jordan will start leaving the treats in our hand once you tell him to leave it, so we started putting the treats on the ground. When Jordan starts to try and get them we cover them up, waiting for him to leave them alone. Once he leaves the treats, we mark yes and give him a treat from our hand. We continued this for a bit before he lost his engagement with the treats not wanting to grab one at all. We finished on a positive note, getting him to ignore the treats before giving him a lot of praise and affection. To help him leave the birds alone, consider starting to build his obedience skills further (place, drop etc.) to give him a skill to redirect him into when the birds are around, giving him a job he has to do while they are out. This will help desensitise him to the birds as well as to keep him accountable as if he hops off the bed to try and chase them, you can use his lead and put him back on and continue the skill. A mixture of enforcing boundaries and desensitisation should help over time to get him to a point where he is neutral towards them. Start slowly, having the birds at a distance while working on his skills and slowly introduce them, using them a distraction. Focus: Desensitisation C+
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: Jordan worked on his loose lead starting in the classroom, but after a few repetitions he was sticking by our side so we went out side to the car park to continue practicing with a high level of distraction. Jordan lost his engagement a bit as we got outside, following our movements but not focusing on his trainer. We continued walking with him with the aim of getting his attention on us. After a few minutes of working he started to keep checking in with us as we walked, hanging out by our side. We finished the lesson with Jordan walking by us, spending a lot more time with his focus on us. Focus: Repetition 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 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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