Kobe's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-09-07

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: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For Kobe’s first session today we had him working on his loose lead skills inside. On the way to the classroom he was very distracted and pulling on the lead so we decided to work in the classroom for the first session to get him nice and engaged. Once we were in the classroom he was super focused and did really well. By holding the lure just above his head and two the left of our body he followed along well. He didn’t try to pull towards anything and stayed focused. To work on this the environment can gradually be changed and different distractions also introduced. However, this needs to be done slowly and at his pace. Focus: Distraction C+
Skill learnt: Leave Comment: For his second session today we worked on his leave it skill. We could drop the treat about 30cm in front of him and say “leave it,” he would immediately look up towards the trainer and receive a treat from the hand. To break this up we also worked on his drop skill, this was done with another dog in the classroom and he did great! We also worked on having the trainer walk around him and step over him. This proved difficult for him as he would stand up and try to move away. This is a great distraction to practice with and by the end of the session he was able to stay in his drop while the trainer slowly stepped over him. To work on both these skills all they need is practice. Focus: Repetition B
Skill learnt: Targeting (touch) Comment: For Kobe’s last session today he was exhausted, we worked on a fun trick which is targeting. This means that Kobe has to touch something with his nose for a treat. The object we had him targeting today was a bell, to start with if he even looked at it he got a reward! We spent about half the session working on this and then went outside for a bit of play. We used a tennis ball and this proved to be a great aid in his loose lead walking! He was very focused on the ball and showed awesome engagement. Once we reach the grass area we let him play with the ball. Every now and then the trainer picked up the ball and practiced loose lead walking. He would look at the ball and trainer then receive a treat! This is a great way to hold his attention whilst outside, it’s not a permanent solution but can definitely help when he is struggling to focus. Focus: Repetition C

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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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