Manny's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-10-08

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: Crate Training Comment: For Manny’s first session today we worked on some crate training. We focused mainly on sending to the crate and also releasing him. He was super keen to go into the crate however was sometimes reluctant to come back out. To combat this we used a mixture of treats and gentle guidance out of the crate. Once he realised that we were just working on sending to and from the crate he was more comfortable to come back out. Towards the end of the session we worked on building up time that the door was shut, we would send him to the crate, reward, close the door and reward. Slowly increasing the time that it was shut for. He did so well with this and we were able to leave him in the crate whilst another dog was being trained. To work on this further he just needs time to figure out that this is his safe place and he will be let out. Focus: Repetition B
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For his second session today we worked outside in the sunshine. We practiced some loose lead walking around the grassed training area to start off with and also threw in a couple drop durations with the trainer standing at the end of the lead. Manny did really well with this and only pulled on the lead a couple times to smell something interesting, when he did this the trainer redirected his attention back to them and continued walking while dispensing treats. We managed to walk him nicely down to the confidence course where we let him go around a few times. It was mentioned in his notes from last time that they had some difficulty getting the lead back on, however the trainer just entered the course held out some treats and he came right up. He did well through the course and didn’t show any hesitation with any obstacles. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: For Manny’s last session today we worked on place training, particularly working on duration and distractions. Manny does so well with place training that no matter how far the trainer walks away in the classroom he stays put. We tested his impulse control with a variety of different toys but none of them took his fancy so we resorted to the trainer using the skateboard. The trainer was able to skate right by him, he looked a little bit hesitant so we slowed the movement down and let him sniff the skate board and get acquainted with it. After doing this he couldn’t care less and settled down on place and just watched the crazy trainer. Focus: Duration A

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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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