Louie's Doggy Dayschool Report

2023-11-09

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: First session Louie worked on his drops as well as a good game of tug. Today we worked outside on the grass for some higher distractions as well as near another dog. We chose to work around a calm/neutral as this is the best pairing for the level Louie is at and we want to push his skills but don’t want to push him over threshold. We started at opposite sides of the grass gradually decreasing the distance. Louie did fixate on the other dog a few times but we were able to redirect his focus by saying “get it” and moving into a game of tug. He was a bit cheeky going into his drops, having to have the final say with a bark or two at his trainer for ending the game of tug before settling into a drop. He is progressing well! Focus: Conditioning B
Skill learnt: Middle Position Comment: Second session we worked on Louie’s middles skill. This session was mainly for a bit of fun and decompress after a big first session. we worked in the class with another dog being trained nearby. Louie quite happily bounced into middles, occasionally needing a lure as guidance. We focused on his duration and practise some vet checks (checking eyes, ears, moving hands down legs to pick up feet and muzzle holds) middles is a fantastic skill for this as he can feel more secure in this position. Focus: Repetition B
Skill learnt: Conditioning Comment: Louie’s final session we started working on something new. His trainer wanted to try this to help with any further vet visits or really any sort of public outing or if he is uncomfortable with something. We have called this skill “under”. To teach this the trainer sat on a chair and used a treat to lure Louie to lay under their legs so he was between the chair legs and the trainers legs. We rewarded heavily to build up his duration and he felt quite settled in this position. We had other dogs being trained near by and started sitting at the edge of the room and gradually moving a little closer at a time and repositioning Louie each time. He doesn’t have verbal recognition on this skill yet but we have started saying the word “under” while luring and using his release word break when releasing him. This can be practised at home and hopefully with practise will be helpful for further vet visits and potentially his conditioning around dogs as he can feel more secure under the legs Focus: Conditioning 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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