Maverick's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-02-09

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: Drop/ Down Comment: For Mav’s first session we worked on his drop skill outside. This is a good skill as it put Mav into a controlled position around distractions. Mav did so well today and was going into his drop majority of the time asked. As he did well we tried to progress to emergency drops however Mav struggled with this as he wouldn’t drop on the trainers side. Therefore we spent the rest of the session luring Mav into his drop on the trainers side. Mav struggled at first and would go to move to the trainers front to drop however the trainer used her hand to stop Mav from walking foward. Towards the end of the session Mav did really well and started to drop on the trainers side. The next step for Mav will be to continue working on getting him to drop on your side at home so he can progress to emergency drops. Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For Mavs second session we worked on his loose lead in the cattery. This is an important skill as it teaches Mav to walk nicely on a lead even past distractions. When we first entered the cattery Mav was a little bit distracted. He was pulling at the lead so was told ‘uh uh’ and turned away from his distraction. After a few uses of ‘uh uh’ Mav started to walk really nicely on the lead. While Mav was walking nicely his engagement wasn’t that good so whenever Mav made eye contact with the trainer he was told ‘yes’ and rewarded. The next step for Mav will be to continue working on his loose lead around cats as he was very distracted by the cats at times. Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Recall Comment: For Mav’s first session we worked on his recall. This is a good skill to be able to get Mav to come back even when distractions are around. For this session we worked outside on the concrete as he was distracted by the pot plants. Mav did well however at times he did get too distracted and wouldn’t come back. The trainer made sure that Mav sat in-front of her before being told ‘yes’. He would then be released and we would wait until he got distracted to ask him to ‘come’. The next step for Mav will be to continue working on his recall around medium distractions. Focus: Distraction B

We recommend your next step should be…

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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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