Mav's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-11-02

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: To start off Mav’s day, he began with some ‘loose lead’ walking in the classroom with added drops alongside Lady. At first he was a bit distracted by her, but after a couple minutes he was engaged with the trainer for the majority of the session. To start off with, he dropped a bit slow, but with the use of his non-reward marker “ah ah”, he would do as told and performed well for the remainder of the 15 minutes. Mav was able to walk right next to Lady in a drop and resist interacting with her, which is great! Keep practicing this at home and if you feel he is the one being distracted, put him in a controlled position until he is settled and continue to do whatever you were doing. Awesome work! Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: Next up, Mav revisited his ‘tug’ trick, tugging a hanky out of the trainer’s hand. Mav did really well and had no issues with this, all while having Lady across the room from him doing her own training. He was not phased by her presence, but got a little distracted when a new trainer entered the room, but he regained focus after a minute. As it was a hot day, Mav was quite worn out, so the trainer just took it easy with him and did some repetitions of the tug skill. Brilliant job, Mav! Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Spin Comment: To end the day, Mav practiced his ‘spin’ skill whilst loose lead walking in the classroom with a dog distraction. Spin is a great skill to have as it acts as a mini recall and redirects the unwanted behaviour, in this case that would be Mav wanting to interact with the other dog. Mav did really well and spun each time without fail, ignoring the dog’s presence all together, which is fantastic! If you are ever out and about and he starts getting distracted, ask for a spin and regain his focus. So proud of you today, Mav! Focus: Distraction 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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