Leo's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-08-26

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 his first session today we worked on his drop skill. We used the under the leg technique as he would follow the lure normally into a drop. The trainer had him follow a treat under their leg, he would crawl through and receive a reward for being in a drop like position. He was hesitant to stay in this position and quickly backed out. This is ok as duration will come eventually. To work on this skill it needs to be repeated and eventually the leg can be phased out, but for now it needs to be worked on with the leg technique. Focus: Repetition C+
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: For Leo’s second session today we worked on his place skill. Particularly working on duration. To do this we lure him on the raised bed, reward and move away, rewarding him for any good decisions like staying on the bed or relaxing. We used distractions like the trainer moving around quickly and throwing tennis balls around. He broke a few times when the trainer walked away quickly but he would jump straight back on when corrected. To work on this skill distractions need to be built up slowly and duration will come naturally. He did very well with this skill. Focus: Distraction C+
Skill learnt: Sit Comment: For Leo’s last session today we got him working on his sit skill. We were working on his duration in this position, we lured him into a sit and rewarded, we kept rewarding while in this position and then released him. He broke a couple times before released with this skill but he seems fairly new to it. To improve his duration it needs to be repeated and rewarded heavily in the early stages. Releasing him before he breaks will be critical, this way he won’t learn that he can just get up and do what he wants. Focus: Duration 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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