Mikey's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-04-12

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: Place Training Comment: Mikeys first session was all about place training. We use this skill because it is great to teach impulse control, the only rule of this skill is that all four paws must remain on the bed until released. Mikey was happy to jump onto the raised bed for his treat! He wouldn’t wait very long though so we worked on his duration, to do this we mark yes and reward a few times quickly and then release him before he has a chance to do it himself. Mikey seemed to understand the concept of this skill a little bit more towards the end of the session. As he gets better with this skill you can use it for when guests come over, when he is getting a bit naughty or just needs some chill time. Always do it on lead or have them tethered to something, as there needs to be a consequence for stepping off without being released. Keep working on his duration for now, distractions can be introduced slowly as he understands the skill more. Focus: Foundation C+
Skill learnt: Recall Comment: His second session today was all about recalls inside and outside the classroom. To start with we worked in the classroom and simply waited for him to get distracted. Once distracted we would call his name, say “come”, mark yes and then reward him once he was sitting in front of us. While they’re learning this skill it’s very important to have him on lead so he has no choice to come to us. A few times he didn’t respond so we have to “reel” the lead in, we still rewarded him for this as we must always reward them for coming to us. If we don’t reward them with something they’ll see no value in it. The last few minutes of this session was spent outside getting his model shots and also practicing his recall a couple times. While outside we made sure to make ourselves super exciting and kept the distance short. Keep working on his recalls, he showed good progress since last time. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: For his last session today Mikey worked on his drop position. We used the under the leg method for him like we did for Maisie. He was a bit hesitant to crawl under the trainers leg which can be a confidence thing. For most of the session we worked on just getting him to walk under the trainers leg to help him get used to the feeling. Once he mastered that we started to lower our leg a little bit, just enough to make him crawl slightly. Keep working on this one at home, keep lowering your leg as he gets more comfortable. Just like with Maisie yes + reward for being in that drop position. Focus: Foundation 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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