Kong's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-02-16

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: Place Training Comment: Kong started off his day with ‘place training’, focusing on sending to and from with both toy and food distractions. Kong did extremely well with toys on the ground, he did not seem to care about the presence of them. Once plates of kibble were added, he struggled and would go to eat that instead of hopping onto place. With the use of his non-reward marker “ah ah”, and slight lead pressure, Kong would continue to make his way to place. As Kong was still technically getting a reward for doing the wrong thing, the trainer moved the plates of kibble a bit further away. Kong responded much better to this and left the food alone, which is great! Keep practicing sending him to and from with these distractions, if he is struggling, move the temptations further away. Try to get 5 consecutive reps where he goes straight to place, then move the distractions a bit closer and go again. Good work, Kong! Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: Next, Kong revisited his dreaded ‘roll over’ trick. He still is not a fan of going onto his back, but is getting better slowly!! He now confidently gets half on his back, but will pop up if the trainer continues to lure further. Persistence is key with this one, keep using lots of treats to help him, but be careful not to push him too much as he will freak out a little! Keep practicing at home and let us know how you go! Great efforts, Kong! Focus: Confidence B
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: To finish off, Kong practiced his ‘hold’ skill, focusing on building his duration for holding a ring, which will later turn into his ring toss trick! Kong is a boy who loves to hold things in his mouth, but did try and play tug to begin with. After a couple reps, he understood he was only meant to hold it and the trainer was able to begin building his duration. At the moment he only holds it for a second or just under, but once he performs this 90% of the time, begin to only reward him if he holds it longer than 1 second, use “ah ah” if he does not and keep trying. Kong is a very smart boy and picks up on things quickly, keep practicing having him hold something that familiarises with a ring toss ring and see how you go! Great work today, Kong! Focus: Duration 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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