Marvel's Doggy Dayschool Report

31/10/2023

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: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: This first session focused on his loose lead walking in the carpark around another dog/trainer duo! Marvel was very excited to start his training today so we worked on gaining his engagement for a minute before going into his walking. We noticed Marvel struggled with inside turns so we helped him, using a lure to guide him! We want him to respond nicely to our movement instead of cutting in front. You can practice this at home, using a treat to lure him and turn into him with slow/predictable movements. Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: This session we worked in the cattery for bird and cat distractions! He was a little bit unsure of this environment, it has lots of smells and sounds. Marvel did show some interest in the cats and birds, barking at them once but held his drop and place skills when redirected away! We made sure to mark “yes” and reward each time he looked at them but didn’t react. Make sure to utilise his control positions when around potential triggers (middles, place, drop etc). Focus: Desensitisation B
Skill learnt: Middle Position Comment: For this last session we practiced his middles and place skill, sending him to and from. We practiced him getting into middles from the front and from behind the trainer. Getting him to chose the quickest route. This is a great skill to utilise to redirect his habits of chasing shadows. We want to catch these behaviours as quickly as possible and stop/redirect him into something else. If he is allowed to continue this it can become problematic. Make sure to utilise a crate when he cannot be supervised and utilise place when he can be! Focus: Repetition 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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