Mello's Doggy Dayschool Report


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: Pressure - In her first session, Mello focused on learning the skill 'loose lead walking ' with repetitions in a low distracting environment (classroom). We focused on this skill to encourage Mello to give to pressure instead of fighting the pressure by pulling. Mello was initially over stimulated by the classroom environment; she was not taking treats and was displaying challenging behavior of pulling. With some guidance and lots of patients Mello slowly began to give to the pressure and follow the trainer. She completed several minutes of walking nicely with no pulling. We suggest continuing to practise this skill at home. Focus: Foundation C
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: In his second session, Mello focused on learning the new skill 'place' with repetition in a low distracting environment. We focused on this skill to help improve his decision making as part of his canine reactivity. Mello continued to be unsettled throughout this session, he was not taking treats and was over stimulated. The trainer used affection and pats to reward him. Mello struggled to engage with his trainer and go on 'place', the trainer focused on walking on and off the bed to improve Mello’s confidence surrounding the bed. Focus: Foundation C
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: In his final session Melo focused on exploring the Pet Retreat grounds while continuing to work on his 'loose lead walking'. We focused on this to continue to build his confidence and reduce his challenging behaviour of opposing pressure. Melo struggled to remain engaged with his trainer while outside, he continued to display challenging behaviours of pulling and opposing pressure. With some guidance, time and patients Melo slowly began to give to pressure and reduce his pulling. Focus: Confidence 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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