Melo's Doggy Dayschool Report

2023-09-28

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: Melo was very excited today and had a lot of excess’s energy so the focus on his first session was going on a loose lead work to help develop engagement and focus on the trainer. He needed a little refresher course on the basics however once the trainer took him to a lower distraction environment he started getting much better and focusing a lot more, the trainer needed to charge his marker a little as well as to start with he wasn’t really whipping his head back towards the trainer with the reward marker which is what we are looking for. It was a bit of a slow start today but now Melo is up to speed he is much easier to progress and the trainer can funnel this energy into his training. Focus: Manners C+
Skill learnt: Recall Comment: For his second session the trainer worked on his recall. Like his first session in order to make sure he is progressing and utilising his time the best the trainer did a quick refresher course with Melo quickly pushing him back to the same spot he was last time. Now he is nice and focused on the skill the trainer was able to start pushing him with it. Initially they started in the classroom and had another dogs as a distraction. This didn’t seem to base Melo so the trainer added another distraction into the mix in the form of a plate of fritz! Again he smashed this without a worry easily being able to be recalled away from the food plate. From here they moved Melo outside where he could still see the dog as well as had the plate of food for him to recall away from. He did so well with both of these and the trainer was happy with his progress today. Also during this session the trainer was able to start a bit of food refusal training. This is the concept that Melo only eats food that we give him and not random things in the floor. To work this the trainer had the plate of food on the floor, they would approach the plate and if Melo went to eat from it he was given his “uh-uh” marker and turned away from the plate, if we walked past it without going for it he was rewarded, we are strengthen the concept that good from our hands and that is offered by us is good, random things on floor are bad and should be avoided, this will especially help out on walks where dogs will randomly eat all sort of things they find. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: For his final session today the trainer worked on his place skill with a focus on distractions! For today they used some balls to distract Melo. To start they just bounced it slowly around Melo picking up pace, while focused on the ball he held his place skill for this which was great. The trainer then started throwing the balls past Melo and bouncing them off the wall behind him, this was just a little too much for him so the trainer dialled it back a bit and instead got a bucket full of balls and dropped it in front of Melo while on place, he did much better with this holding his cool even with a torrent of balls! He ended here on the positive note and has really smashed the day out today, the trainer is very impressed. 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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