Kali's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-09-22

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: Drop/ Down Comment: Kali began his day with his ‘drop’ skill, focusing on duration with distractions. Kali did very well and remained in a drop while the trainer did numerous things; running, big body movement, skateboarding and throwing tennis balls! However, Kali did break when a dog entered the room but the trainer was easily able to regain his focus with his non-reward marker “ah ah” and he went back into position. At the end of the session Kali also broke after he was rewarded and proceeded to get a tennis ball. Keep pushing him with this skill, we want him to stay in the position until released, not when he is rewarded. If he keeps breaking when rewarded, use “ah ah”, put him in a drop again and keep doing this however long needed. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Recall Comment: Kali’s second session was focused on his ‘recall’ skill outside on a long line. Kali was a very good boy and had great listening throughout this session. He had people distractions and the usual outside distractions; trees, birds, grass, etc. Whenever the trainer call his name, he would normally perk his ears up and then proceed to run towards her. There was only the odd few times where he would need a tug of encouragement on the lead, but he would still come and run and sit in front of the trainer, awaiting his treato. Keep up the great work with this skill, he is doing really well! He just needs to learn to come a little quicker. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: To finish up, Kali worked on his ‘place’ skill, again focusing on duration with distractions. Kali was again doing very well with the basic movements, noises and skateboard, so the trainer decided to try squeaky toys, turns out that is a struggle for him! Kali was immediately focused on the toy and its noise, so whenever the trainer dropped it near him, he would break place and play with it. As it was such a high distraction, the trainer attempted this again but from further away so it was less tempting. Kali responded well to this and did not attempt to break once. Slowly, the trainer inched the toy closer and closer (while squeaking it) and Kali was able to resist, even though it was right under his nose! Amazing work Mr Kali! Keep on testing him with these distractions at home! 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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