Koda'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: Koda was full of beans today when coming out of the kennels and was excited to get to work’ to make sure we are using this energy in a positive way we need to get Koda focused first before expecting him to do any serious training as if he is too hyper but has nothing to pour this energy into he will be left to his own devices and form bad behaviours. So the trainer first just worked on Koda settling down a little before leaving the kennels, the trainer would wait very still and holding their arms in a folded position until he put himself into a sit or a drop, they would then go to put the lead on Koda, if he started up again the trainer went back up and just waited, eventually Koda realised that if he sat still the trainer would interact with him, when he was crazy they would ignore him So he started to settle down. The rest of this session once the trainer was able to get him out of the pet resort was focused on his drop, he seemed to retain the skills learnt in the previous session so the trainer was able to phase out the lure today and had Koda going into a drop with the hand gesture and verbal command, he still needs work on this especially in high distraction environments but he is coming along great! Focus: Duration C+
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: For his second session today the trainer worked on his place skill! Since the trainer set him up for success in the first session this second session went much more smoothly, spending the time to get him focused paid off well today! The trainer worked him in the classroom today in a low distraction environment as to make sure he had the best chance of success! The trainer started to add some distance in to the training since Koda has the basics for this skill pretty well understood! The trainer took small steps away from Koda while he was on the “bed” and would put him back in if he broke off without his release word, this was repeated until the trainer was able to take multiple steps away with a little bit of high energy and Koda stayed on the place bed! He still needs more work to really solidify this skills in his memory but he is doing amazingly during these sessions! Remember he is still young and has a lot to learn! Focus: Distraction C+
Skill learnt: Recall Comment: For his last session the trainer worked on his recall inside the classroom. Like his other sessions the trainer worked him inside the classroom as to give him minimal distractions so he can focus on progressing his skills! Today the trainer wanted to make coming back to the handler fun and exciting for Koda, so in order to do this they attached a long lead to him and got him to sit in the classroom, (the trainer noticed that when sitting in the floor on his own his fluffy butt made him slide around so the trainer put a towel down for him to sit on giving him more stability), they then moved away from Koda to the maximum distance of the lead, they then asked for his recall giving some big hand movements and lots of exciting sounds. Koda sprinted off his sit and came right where the trainer was asking! This was repeated over and over as if it was a game making Koda more and more excited to recall back! By the end he was rocketing off his sit flinging the towel he was sitting on backwards as he shot off! The more excited he is to recall the more likely he will! Focus: Conditioning 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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