Leroy's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-02-10

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: For Leroy’s first session today we worked on his loose lead walking outside to help him focus and engage with the trainer. When we collected him from the kennels he was really excited so we worked on his door manners at each door/gate we approached. This helps them understand that they only get to go out if they’re calm. Having them in a calm mindset is really important before taking them for walks or a training session. If they’re really hyper then it’s hard for them to focus on their skills and will be easily distracted by dogs, people, trees etc. Make sure that when you take him out for walks that he is calm before leaving the house. If he doesn’t calm down then he doesn’t get to go. Work on his sit/drop near the front door and release him through, if he rushes out the door bring him back inside and try again. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: For his second session Leroy worked on his drops with distractions. We focused on trainer movement as the main form of distraction. We would ask him to drop and then walk, jump and skip around him. He did very well with this, there was even another dog present in the classroom and he didn’t react towards them. We made sure to only work him around calm dogs, this helps him build positive associations with dogs. Keep working on his drops as it’s a great skill for them to have, especially when taking them for walks and you see another dog in the distance. You can put Leroy into a drop, place your foot on the lead (foot brake stops him from standing up) and keep him focused on you with treats. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: His last session today was all about his place skill outside with trainer and dog distractions. We had the raised bed outside, we would send him to place and move around him. The trainer tested him by making squeaky noises, saying random words to test his release word knowledge and just moving around like a weird person. Leroy was having none of it and stayed on his bed the entire time! He is such a good boy and has great impulse control. Even when a dog and trainer walked past he didn’t step off, he lost a little bit of focus but didn’t break position. This is something that can be easily worked on, you can take a raised bed to the park and practice his place skill here. 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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