Kovu's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-04-07

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: Place Training Comment: Kovu’s first session focused on his place skill, the classroom was nice and quiet with only a couple dogs in crates. This allowed us to really work on fine tuning this skill. Kovu showed some good understanding of this skill and we were able to push the trainer distractions. By this we mean the trainer jumps, squats, walks around, makes funny noises and even sits just out of their reach. All of these distractions help the dog build impulse control and resist the urge to play with the person! Kovu did super well with all of these distractions, the next step will be to add some speed into the movements! We didn’t keep him on place for long duration as we were focusing more on distractions. This would be the same for working around dog distractions, we would keep it interesting by sending to and releasing him from place! Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: Kovu’s second session today was all about drops! We tested his knowledge and asked for a drop just verbally and he didn’t respond so we made sure to use a hand signal with a treat hiding under our thumb. He is definitely understanding this skill, he just need to work on duration. We could get him into position, mark, reward and then release but a few times he just popped straight back up before being released. As he is still learning the foundations of this skill that’s not unusual, keep working on this as he is doing really well! Make sure to be quick with the marking and rewarding and don’t push it too far before releasing him, otherwise he will stand up and reinforce that behaviour. Focus: Duration B
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: The last session today for Kovu was all about loose lead walking and engagement. For this session we had a nice calm dog on place as a distraction, we walked up and down the classroom. Any time he pulled in front we would turn and walk the other way. If he tried to cut in front of us we would speed up and block him with our leg. Kovu did well in the classroom and couldn’t care less about the other dog so we moved outside to the cement passage. He struggled a little bit out here and was pulling toward some of the pot plants, he wasn’t showing much engagament either. We decided to move back into the classroom and focus on improving his engagement. To do this we mark yes every time he looks at us and reward him. This teaches him that by checking in with the trainer he gets a reward. It’s important to really nail the skills in a calm environment and slowly add the distractions. He is definitely grasping the foundations but just needs some more practice! Keep up the good work! Focus: Distraction 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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