Kovu's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-03-30

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: We focused on building some engagemt with Kovu during the first session as he was very distracted in the environment. We used loose lead training to help build this as he was not taling treats at this point. Once he was more settled within the environment his engagement showed signs of improvement so we moved to a more distracting environment (classroom) which was a struggle. Overall it was a good first session though. Focus: Foundation C
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: Place training was the next skill we worked on. He did really well outside of the classroom and has a good understanding of the skill but will break for distractions. So we started sending him to and from place in the door way of the classroom as there were dogs inside. He was reactive initially but with repetition and consitancy with the skill we were able to slowly venture inside the classroom. On place he would watch the other dogs (and get rewarded) but when not on place he was more reactive. The reactivity displayed was over excitement, he didn't lunge towards the other dogs and was just barking. His redirection to focus was good, keep working on distractions at home. Focus: Obedience C
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: This skill was a little more tricky for Kovu. At the start of the session he was not responding to verbal or hand cues so we went back to basics with a lure. After a few repetitions of this we faded the lure and worked on sending in and out of drops with low distractions. We also worked on duration in the drop as he would break without being released. Focus: Back to Basics C
Skill learnt: Crate Training Comment: Kovu was really settled in the crate! Even with dogs walking in front of him he didn't react and happily watched what was going on in the classroom. Great to see him settle in a distracting environment! Focus: Desensitisation 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 DoneĀ (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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