Meka's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-09-15

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 Mekas first session we worked on his drop skill, specifically duration. This is an important skill as it allows the dog to focus on a task instead of creating their own. It is also a useful skill to reduce jumping behaviour. At the start of the session Meka was unfocused and kept breaking from position. To decrease this whenever Meka broke his drop position he was told ‘uh uh’ and put back into position. To increase his duration, he was also heavily rewarded while he was in his drop position. To test his duration, we added in distractions such as the trainer stepping away from him. Meka started off by breaking when the trainer would reach a full leads length away from him however by the end of the session, she was able to walk a full circle around Mika. The next step for Mika will be to increase distractions. Focus: Duration C+
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: For Mekas second session we worked on his place skill, specifically being sent to. This is an important skill as it teaches the dog to settle onto one spot and is also a skill which allows you to send him away from you. To start with Meka wasn’t going to place when asked. Therefore, we did a few repetitions of being lured onto place with a treat and then progressed from that. After just a few repetitions of being lured Meka started going to place when he was asked, however the trainer had to be next to the bed to ask him. Meka did progress throughout his session and by the end was able to be sent to place from a distance of 1m. The next step for Meka will be to continue sending him to place from 1m and slowly increase it to 2m. Focus: Distance B
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For Mekas last session we worked on his loose lead walking in the cattery. This skill is important to allow walking without pulling or zigzagging. Meka started off very distracted and was pulling all over the place. To help decrease this whenever Meka started to pull the trainer would turn away from the distraction and reward when Meka would look at the trainer. After a few minutes Meka started to maintain good eye contact with the trainer and wasn’t pulling. The next step for Meka will be to continue loose lead walking in the cattery. 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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