Keith's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-05-03

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: The down skill was pushed today with distractions. On the way to the classroom there were lots of people distractions due to a tour of the facilities taking place. We used this opportunity to redirect his excitement to a controlled position. As the people were excited to see a dog, this further amplified Keith's excitement and he broke a few times but recovered faster each time. Keith did really well remaining in drop with the trainer using high pitched noises and movement enticing him to play. Although Keith would crawl a little bit, it was progress. Great job! Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Sit Comment: This session took place on the oval with 4 other trainers and dogs. Keith was very distracted and struggled with engagement as there was lots going on around him. Keith's sit skill did not seem to be as strong as his down skill as he broke as soon as the trainer lifted her foot or a dog moved nearby. We focused on duration in the sit as well as distance (trainer walking around him). This was to prevent predicated responses, for example we say free and then walk so as soon as you start walking he sees it as a cue to break. He showed good progress at the end of this session. Focus: Foundation C+
Skill learnt: Middle Position Comment: We used the oval environment to work on Keith's loose lead and middles position with distractions. He really responds well to the middles position so was great to continue in a different environment. Keith struggled with his loose lead with the level of distraction. We recommend doing more lead work with him at home as although he has good recall, he does not understand that when the lead is on he is required to walk with it loose..... And not clothesline himself when he gets excited. 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 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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