Kovu's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-05-23

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: For Kovus first session we worked on his drop skill. This is a good skill as it allows him to be in a controlled position and gives him an alternative to jumping. Kovu was very excitable to begin with and did jump up onto the trainer few times throughout the session. When this occurred he was told ‘uh uh’ and asked to drop. We also worked on repetitive drops as he wasn’t always going into them. Again if he didn’t go into his drop when asked he was told ‘uh uh’ and put into his drop. The next step for Kovu will be to continue working on his drops getting him to drop 100% of the time asked. Focus: Repetition B
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: For Kovus second session we worked on his place skill. This is a good skill for him as it allows him to settle onto the bed around distractions. We worked on being sent to place an increasing the distance you can do so from. We began standing a meter away and Kovu struggled abit as he was very distracted by smells on the floor. With the use of ‘uh uh’ Kovu started to concentrate and was going onto place when asked. Once he started to do well we would slowly take another step back. Towards the end of the session he was being sent to place from 3 metres away. The next step for Kovu will be to continue increase the distance he is sent to place from. Focus: Distance B
Skill learnt: Recall Comment: For Kovus last session we worked on his recall. This is good as it allows you to have Kovu come back when called even if off lead. To begin with we worked in the classroom around another dog however Kovu smashed this and came each time the trainer asked. As he was doing so well we decided to go outside and see if this would distract him abit more, it did! Kovu still did well however there were a couple times he didn’t come when asked. When this occurred he was told ‘uh uh’ and the trainer shortened the lead until he started to come to her. The next step for Kovu will be to continue working on recall in this outside environment. Focus: Distraction 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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