Knox's Doggy Dayschool Report


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: For our first session of the day, Knox worked on his “Down” skill. He shows a very clear understanding of the skill, completing it with a verbal cue and holds a good duration. The main focus was adding distance between him and the trainer. Knox dropped into position perfectly on lead, hence we moved off lead to challenge him further and increased the distance. He has the foundations of the skill down perfectly, but the main element we were focusing on today requires more work. He tends to recall back to the trainer before dropping into his down position when distance is added. You can progress this at home by practicing with Knox a few steps away and cuing him to drop down. Then gradually increase the distance, possibly using a tethered lead. Focus: Repetition C+
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: The second session worked on Knox’s loose lead skill with high level distractions. The trainer placed bowls of food on the floor whilst weaving through them. He demonstrated this skill really well, holding his engagement with the trainer. He occasionally sought interest in the food bowls but redirected straight back to the trainer. To further challenge this skill, you can increase the level of distractions at home. Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Middle Position Comment: To end the day, we worked on Knox’s middles skill. He has a clear understanding of the skill with a verbal cue, so to further challenge this we added in some movement such as walking in the position. Knox started to feel the heat and was a little sluggish by this point so we kept it light! Overall he’s doing really well with this skill and continue to push him further. Focus: Repetition 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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