Moose's Doggy Dayschool Report

2023-10-18

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: First session Moose worked on his loose lead. Today we worked in the carpark and on the grass. As this was still during opening hours there were people and car distractions. Moose did really well this session engaging well and following direction change. He did show interest in people arriving and had a look toward them but had no pulling towards them and happily continued walking with the trainer, even when his favourite staff member came by! Great work Moose! Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: Second session Moose worked on his drop skill. He can be quite slow to get into the drop which we believe is due to him being a big boy. He is responding well the the verbal cue but still needs a clear hand signal (hand moving down towards the ground) to help get into position. He was able to hold his drops and go into them around higher energy movement from his trainer. He can still be quick to get up before his release word free but is easily redirected back by saying uh uh. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Conditioning Comment: For Mooses final session we worked on some mock greetings. The aim of this exercise is to approach another person, shake their hand, say hello and move away all while moose keeps all four paws on the ground and stays calm. While he can still have a sniff the end goal is to help him show little interest when approaching people. Initially moose did pull ahead towards the other staff member, when he did this we just turned and moved away and kept repeating until he was able to approach with all four paws on the ground. By the end of the session we were able to approach the other staff member, shake their hand or hug them and move away and moose kept all four paws on the ground. He still has a bit of a sniff and lick towards the other person when we shake hands but it’s great progress. Working on mock greetings at home will help his settling around others approaching. Focus: Manners 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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