Kimchi's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-05-07

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: To assist with the issues discussed within her home environment and visitors we worked on sending to place in a distracting environment. Kimchi responds well to boundaries and rules which is why she has developed a good understanding of what is acceptable and not with you but she will test this with other people. To manage this behaviour utilise the skills and obedience she understands to redirect her behaviour. We focused on this skill as it encourages them to relax, creates clear boundaries as well as is a skill to send her somewhere allocated. By working on her distance within a distracting environment we are conditioning her to go to 'place' no matter where or what the distraction is. She did well with this but struggled from a 2m distance with the distractions. Good progress was made though! Focus: Distance B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: The trainer challenged her drop skill today as this can be utilised to redirect unwanted behaviour (jumping, chasing, etc). She was challenged with greetings and fast paced movements. She struggled at the beginning however picked it up really fast and her jumping reduced and impulse control (want to chase) increased. We heavily rewarded her impulse control when the trainer was running past her (she really struggled with this!). Focus: Manners B+
Skill learnt: Recall Comment: For Kimchi's final session we worked on her engagement and recalls. The session started with a few engagement games within the distracting environment and developed it into recalls on lead. Kimchi was excited and did well with the recalls with low distractions but struggled when other people were nearby (she wanted to say hello). The trainers would like you to focus on sending to place from a distance, drops and recalls at home with low-high distractions. Management is key to reducing unwanted behaviour so think 'what do I want her to do instead? the answer is generally an obedience skill'. Focus: Distraction B

We recommend your next step should be…

Join our group O,C&C sessions

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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