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: First session Knox worked on his down skill. Today we worked outside for extra distraction level and focused on his duration and repetition. Knox was a little cheeky at first and going into a sit or into his play dead position so we spent a bit of time doing repetition to push his skill. From there we added duration and higher energy trainer movements. He held the position well only breaking before his release word “break” a couple of times and when he did this we said uh uh and guided him back into position. He is showing good progress with his implied duration keep this up at home. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Recall Comment: Knox’s second session we worked on his loose lead and recall outside. Knox smashed his loose lead only occasionally pulling ahead when he sees other staff but when we stop walking he knows to stop by our side and sit. Knox smashes his recall on a long line and is quite speedy with it. Keep pushing these skills in higher distractions. Great work! Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Desensitisation Comment: Final session we worked on some cat desensitisation. We headed into the Cattery and worked on his known skills (down, loose lead and short recalls) working on his engagement with the trainer around cats. Knox was initially quite interested but wasn’t pulling towards any of the cat condos. By the end of the session we were able to recall him away and get him into a down position around cats inside their condos. While he is slower on his recall and going into down it’s great to see he can do these skills. On walks/when he sees cats it will be a case of managing his behaviour by asking him for a down and keeping his focus on you. Focus: Desensitisation 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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