Keith's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-03-01

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: We started the sessions with loose lead which Keith struggled with to begin with. He was overstimulated (excited) and pulled therefore the trainer was required to revisit the basics of lead training. After a few minutes of walking back and fourth he started to engage more with the trainer and they were able to venture outside the kennel facilities. Keith was very distracted by the outside environment and other trainers with dog distractions nearby so they remained working on his engagement and response to the lead to reduce pulling. It was difficult for Keith as being a friendly boy, he just wanted to say hello to everyone. This will be good to work on for him in the long run as it will improve his engagement and develop an understanding that he can't say hello to everyone and dog he sees. Focus: Back to Basics C+
Skill learnt: Exposure Comment: This session focused on building Keith's impulse control around the hose as well as down duration with high distractions. Under low water pressure he succeeded well in holding the down position, however he really struggled with higher water pressure. Keith lacks impulse control with high distractions as well as duration surrounding a distracting (or unfamiliar) environment. With his trainer preparing the hose or setting him up for photos he broke before being released. He was very over-threshold with his excitement therefore working on drop duration under high distractions was great to focus on with him. We plan to continue working on this to get him to a stage where we can play 'red light green light' (rev up, settle down). Focus: Distraction C+
Skill learnt: Conditioning Comment: Keith's last session focused on his door manners. This training did not involve any particular obedience skill as he was required to simply wait until invited into the room with 'okay'. This was focused on by going through all of the doors within the kennel facilities, the trainer would open the door slightly and close it. At first Keith would nose at the door to reopen it but until he moved back it would not open. Naturally Keith would sit once the door closed at which the trainer then gave permission to enter. Towards the end of the session when he approached a door Keith would simply look up at the trainer as she was opening the door and wait for permission to enter. This included doors that opened both ways, gates, sliding doors and doorways with no door (he understood the barrier)He did really well with this skill, keep it up at home! Focus: Manners 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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