Mav's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-09-01

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: For Mav’s first session today we had him working outside trying to gain some focus. He was super distracted today and was really struggling to give the trainer engagement. We did lots of laps of the car park and grassed area, by the end of this he was doing better but would still pull to go and smell something. We moved into the cattery to really work him through his smelling impulses. He did so much better in here and gave the trainer much more focus. To work on this further different environments should be introduced slowly and also making sure he is focused before taking him anywhere will be super beneficial. Focus: Distraction C+
Skill learnt: Targeting (touch) Comment: For Mav’s second session today we worked on his targeting skill. For this we used the targeting stick which has a red ball on one end. We noticed when we started this that he would mouth the ball instead of touch it gently with his nose. The touch skill requires their nose to gently tap the end, so we spent the session working on redirecting the biting. To do this, we held the ball just above his nose so that when he lifted his head slightly it tapped his nose, we then removed it quickly so he couldn’t bite it and rewarded him. By the end of the session he was doing this pretty well but as soon as it was moved away from his nose he would bite it. To work on this skill it needs to be repeated with it just above his nose. Focus: Repetition C+
Skill learnt: Recall Comment: For Mav’s last session today we worked on his recall outside on the long line. He did really well with this, we waited until he was distracted by a smell and then called his name to get his attention and then “come”. Nine times out of then he came back to the trainer which is really good. Unfortunately we weren’t able to test him with dog and people distractions but his nose was definitely distracting enough. To work on this further different environments and distractions would be amazing for him! It is really good to solidify this skill in low distraction environments before moving to different places! 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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