Kali's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-10-13

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: For his first session today we worked outside while it wasn’t raining! We practiced his loose lead walking all around the property. He was super engaged however he would pull to smell trees, especially on the grassed area where he tends to get a little over aroused. To work through this we just have to up the rewards while in these areas. The less distracting areas like the carpark we can reduce rewards and focus on marking behaviour without constant reward. He did really well with this though and is showing great engagement. Focus: Distraction A
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: For Kali’s second session today we had him working on his ability to calm down quickly. To do this we played with tennis balls and tug toys to really get him excited and then asked him to drop or go to place to relax. Working with the tennis ball he did really well and was able to relax quicker but the tug toy was a different situation. This appeared to get him really fired up, so when we asked for a drop we had to let go of the toy so the game stopped and be quite demanding asking him for a drop. Eventually he would drop but it took a while, the more we practiced this the quicker he got though. Towards the end of the session we were able to play with the tug toy until he was really hyped, ask for a drop (loudly) while still holding the toy and he would go into position. He did so well by the end of this session, this just needs practice with different toys that he values. Focus: Manners B
Skill learnt: Exposure Comment: For his last session we practiced his drops around dogs that were in crates in the classroom. He did really well with this, the dogs in crates were clearly visible to him but he would go straight into a drop and give great engagement with the trainer. This is a safe way to get close to dogs (that we know aren’t reactive), he did get excited when walking towards the crate or if the dog stood up but as soon as he was given the command he would drop and focus on the trainer! This could be practiced outside with dogs practicing loose lead, as movement might be more difficult for him to cope with. He did really well regardless and seemed to really enjoy his sessions today! 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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