Maverick's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-01-25

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: Recall Comment: Mav began his day practicing his ‘recall’ skill in the cattery, having plenty of cat distractions, along with a couple bunnies! At first Mav did really well, came when called, followed by a sit, which is perfect! As the session went on, Mav became more aware of the fact there were cats and bunnies, therefore becoming a little too invested and not listening as well. If the trainer were to tug on his lead a little bit, he would eventually come. The trainer kept recalling him past the bunnies, trying to condition him to leave them alone and after a few repetitions, he got better and even began to ignore them! However, as he was so determined to ignore, he had his head down and would run straight past the trainer, which is not ideal. Keep pushing these distractions at home, use a shorter lead if he is struggling and increase the distance once you feel he is ready. Focus: Distraction C+
Skill learnt: Paws Up (on object) Comment: Next up, Mav worked on his ‘paws up’ skill, focusing on getting him to put 1 paw per pod, which was a bit more difficult than the trainer anticipated, haha. Mav has great knowledge of this skill and even smashes it on the wobble board, but when a second pod is introduced, he gets very confused. The trainer focused on getting him to stand on 1 pod first, then place the second directly next to it, then luring him to move 1 paw over. Mav was very cautious and did a very cute hovering motion, and as soon as his paw touched, the trainer “yes” rewarded him, letting him know he did what was asked. It took a few repetitions, but Mav soon understood what was going on and performed so well, all while Lady was in the classroom next to him as well! Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Recall Comment: For Mav’s last session, we revisited his ‘recall’ skill again, this time being outside and in the shade to help keep him cool. Mav was very distracted, but worked better if his recall distance was shortened. We understand the goal for Mav is to have excellent recall, no matter the distance, but sometimes we have to go back to basics! Try him with a shortened distance and see how you go, if he responds well, slowly increase. If he struggles, find a less distracting environment. Keep it up and let us know how you go! Mav finished his day with a quick dip in the pool also! Good work today, Mav. Focus: Distraction C+

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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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