Lincoln's Doggy Dayschool Report

2023-12-14

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: This session focused on some “place” training. The one rule of this skill is that all four paws must remain on the bed until we release them (we use the word “break” to end the skill). This skill helps build up impulse control and self settling skills. We started with some simple repetitions luring him onto the bed, marking “yes” (reward marker) and giving him a treat. Then we say “break” and guide him off the bed. Over time he will start to understand the pattern and words, which means we can start to build up duration and distractions over time! We use a raised bed but feel free to use anything - just make sure the edges are clear to Lincoln. Focus: Foundation C+
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: This session was spent working on his leash manners and building his engagement with the trainer. We started with simply walking up and down the classroom, each time he looks at us or makes a good decision we say “yes” and reward him. Lincoln did pull quite heavily on the lead, so each time he put tension on the lead, the trainer stopped and went the other way, encouraging him back to our side. Lincoln did start to show some understanding, however we recommend you practice this inside the house first and slowly add more distractions/different environments. Focus: Foundation C+
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: This last session worked on Lincolns drop skill. He showed some understanding but lacked that duration in position - popping back up quickly. This is a great skill for building impulse control, especially around dog or people distractions. All of his sessions today were around calm dog distractions as he isn’t quite ready for high energy dog distractions! To build up duration in his drop, lure him into position, mark “yes”, reward then say “break” and guide him out of position. With each repetition you can increase the time he remains little by little. Focus: Duration B

We recommend your next step should be…

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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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