Luther's Doggy Dayschool Report


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: For his first session today Luther worked on his place skill. We focused primarily on sending him to and working on duration. He did pretty well with this, he showed great knowledge of the skill. We worked on sending him from the whole length of the lead, by just pointing and saying “place” he was able to plonk himself right on. He did however struggle slightly with his duration, once he was on the and the trainer marked “yes” he would start to step off. To stop this we worked at a shorter distance and built back up. He did all of this around his brother and couldn’t care less about him, this is great! Keep working on his place skill, really push those distractions and keep building that distance in slow increments. Focus: Distance B+
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: For his second session today Luther worked on some drops. We like to utilise this skill for more than just basic obedience. We can use it to help with undesirable behaviours like jumping. When Luther jumps on you ignore this and ask for a different behaviour, whether that’s a sit or a drop. By giving him nothing for jumping but a treat or attention for dropping he will soon learn the value of the latter. It’s important to build a solid foundation of the drop skill so we know they can perform it even if they’re overexcited. Focus: Duration B
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: Lastly we worked on his loose lead walking. To begin with we worked in the classroom to help him gather his excitement and figure out what is going on. Loose lead walking simply involves walking up and down, if they pull we stop and go the other way. This teaches them that they can’t get to what they want by pulling. If they look at us or are in a good position (by our side) we can mark “yes” and reward. Luther did pretty well in the classroom but struggled a bit outside with the distractions. We worked mainly in the carpark where there wasn’t much going on and he did improve towards the end of the session. Keep practicing this, he definitely has some strong foundations. 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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