Monty's Doggy Dayschool Report

2023-10-24

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: Conditioning Comment: Monty’s first session today was spent getting to know him and what he is like around other dogs and people. Monty was very excited to see his trainer but struggled to focus and engage with them once out of his accomodation. We wanted to see what he was like around other dogs, he started off a little bit unsure of the dogs in the classroom but then it quickly turned to excitement, pulling towards them and showing no engagement with his trainer. We started using his “yes” marker to reward good decisions, if he did give some slack in the lead or looked at his trainer. We found he did much better when dogs were in crates rather than out training. We continued building his engagement and rewarding good decisions. Focus: Conditioning X
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: This session we worked on some place training. This skill is great for building impulse control around various distractions (especially dogs and people). It can be used at home and in public (once he understands the skill). To start with he was a little hesitant about stepping on the bed but with lots of encouragement he went on. We used “yes” once he was on the bed and “break” to release him. He seemed to have some prior knowledge or just picked this up very quickly. He was still heavily distracted by dogs/people moving about so we will need to work on this in low distracting environments first then build up! Keep working on this one at home, building up his duration and the distractions around him as he improves. Focus: Foundation C+
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: Monty’s last session focused on his loose lead walking. We practiced just outside on the cement walkway, encouraging him to move with the trainer and engage. Each time he made a good decision we marked “yes” and rewarded him. Monty did lose focus if he saw another dog but the trainer picked up their energy and excitement, enticing Monty to engage more with us rather than his surroundings! He did improve throughout the session but will definitely benefit with going back to basics! Focus: Foundation C+

We recommend your next step should be…

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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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