Louie's Doggy Dayschool Report

2023-09-06

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: Conditioning Comment: (Stair climb) For his first session today the trainer wanted to push him and so tried to work on some stair conditioning. Stairs can be daunting for a dog, the angle and having to get their paws on different levels can be a bit difficult, this is also a great confidence boosting exercise as well. Right now the trainer is just using the training stairs, it’s only a 3 steps high and they put it in front of the couch. Initially Louie was trying to jump over the stairs, however with a very slow lure the trainer was able to start getting him to use the stairs. The goal today was to get him to slowly walk up the steps and hit each one with at-least 1 paw, it took a while but right at the end of the session Louie was climbing the stairs slowly! He still needs work on this skill but is already doing great! Focus: Repetition C+
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: For his second session the trainer did a few things utilising his place skill since it’s one of his strongest positions. To start the trainer did sound desensitisation. Louie stayed on place this entire time, not moving for any of the sounds which there was many! The trainer hooted through horns, clapped and hollered, banged on the ceiling and walls and even ran around making crazy noises with a whistle stick! Nothing for him off his place and the trainer was super happy with this! They then moved on to some red light green light. For this they used the flirt pole, something Louie loves to chance and play with. While on place he had to hold his cool as the trainer flicked around the leather on the end of the pole, when he was released he would shoot off after the leather and play with it, he was then asked to go to place which he did but initially he still had the pole in his mouth. In order to help with this trainer first asked for “out” before sending Louie to place, this really helped him let go of the leather. The trainer was very impressed with his impulse control this session and how far he has come from his first sessions with us. Focus: Desensitisation B
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: (Hoop jump) For his last session the trainer wanted to end on something really fun and noticed that Louie had a bit of a spring in his step today so tried hoop jump! This was his best skill today as you can see from his social video the trainer was successfully able to add some really impressive height into the hoop he was jumping through! They still did use a lure but have started pairing the verbal! Going forward we will phase out the lure, increase the height a little more and we will have him jumping through hoops like a circus dog in no time! Focus: Repetition 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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