Mojo's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-11-03

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: Paws Up (on object) Comment: For his first session today we worked on his paws up skill. We started with the normal plastic pods we use for this skill but we wanted to progress to something smaller. Since he already knew what to do we started using the label “paws up.” After a few practice rounds we substituted the pod for a hard plastic plant pot. He was very hesitant to put his paws on this object so we stopped using the label and went back to using a lure. We were able to get him to accidentally put a paw on and reward. From then on he realised that it was the same skill as before. He was still a bit hesitant since it was a smaller surface but he managed to do it a couple times successfully! This skill just needs practice on different surfaces and he will start to pick it up quicker and quicker. Focus: Confidence B
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: For Mojo’s second session today we worked on building his confidence with the skateboard, especially with movement. He was a little bit hesitant to put his paws up on the board so we started with just luring him on. After a couple minutes he was happy to put his paws on the board but as soon as the board moved a little bit he jumped straight off. To work on this we just lured him on and got him to walk along it with his front feet, which made him use his back legs as well to walk forward. This way he can work on his balance as well as confidence with the board. Moving the board too much too soon will not be great for him, so just small steps will be important for him. Focus: Foundation C+
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: For his last skill today we worked on Mojo’s rollover skill. We lured him into a drop and then moved the treat to his side and over his back. The first couple attempts were a little bit rusty but he quickly rolled over the entire way after 4 or 5 attempts. Although slow he still managed to do the skill the whole way. By doing dramatic hand signals he will pick it up and once he starts to get quicker/better the hand signals can slowly be reduced and a verbal signal can also be introduced. However for now he just needs lots of repetition to work on his speed! Focus: Duration 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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