Knox's Doggy Dayschool Report

2023-10-11

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: Leave Comment: For his first session today the trainer worked on his “leave it” skill. This is his ability to leave food or other objects alone when we ask him to. Since he is just starting this skill the trainer did the basics with him. This is when the trainer holds some low value food in one hand making sure the trainer did allow Knox to get it. He would attempt to eat the food but the second he lost interest and stopped mouthing the closed hand the trainer would reward him. Eventually he stopped mouthing the hand all together! This was a great first session! Focus: Foundation B
Skill learnt: Middle Position Comment: For his next session the trainer took him back to the playpens for a little off lead work. They worked in both walking off lead as well as middles on the play pen. Doing off lead training in a secure location can really improve the dogs skills as it gives them more responsibility and control over their own actions not being tethered to the trainer. He absolutely smashed this! The few times he moved away from the trainer they were able to call him right back to their side with ease and he walked around the play pen like a champion! Due to the more distracting environment the trainer did need to lure Knox again into the middles position however he was much quicker with this today and didn’t try and sit facing the wrong way which has been an issue in the past! He smashed this session and the trainer couldn’t be more happy! Focus: Obedience B
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: For his last session today the trainer wanted to finish on some fun and so did some trick training! They wanted to make sure his “bang bang” also known as “play dead” was nice and solid and he was doing his unique full back turn for the skill still. Of course as the trainer expected he smashed this today, not only did he roll on his back almost every single time he is now able to do this skill while standing up, meaning we don’t need to get him into a sit or drop first! This is a really good sign that Knox is really connecting with the training, the trainer couldn’t be happier to finish the day on such a positive note! Knox really is a champion and right now we are holding casual howlaween trick training classes! If you’ve got the spare time we highly recommend these classes for Knox, however no pressure. Focus: Repetition B+

We recommend your next step should be…

Come join the Canine Carnivale

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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