Mr Talbot's Doggy Dayschool Report


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: Targeting (touch) Comment: For his first session the trainer worked on his touch skill to both work on this trick as well as get him nice and focused for the day. The trainer today made sure to place the touch object in non usual positions, today Ollie had to do more than just walk forward and touch the object, he was required to go into middles, jump and even crawl to touch the target today! Putting in obstacles like this in his way shows us that Ollie knows exactly what’s required of him and is able to problem solve around this obstacles to hit his target! Awesome first session from him! Focus: Repetition B+
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: For his cafe training today the trainer wanted to work on his place skill on different objects! When taking him to the cafe it can be very helpful for him to be on place, however with place we need an object for Ollie to go on to and remain on and taking a bed is just not practical. Some people like to bring go towels but even this can be frustrating to bring with you. So the trainer thought that they will start targeting his place on a tissue (or a napkin) these are readily available at most cafes and is a great alternative to a place bed! To start the trainer did work on a bed but quickly moved to the towel which he was also able to do easily! Today the trainer was able to move on to the tissue which was great for Ollie! Unlike place the trainer doesn’t require all 4 paws on the napkin as it is too small to target with all 4 paws so he was rewarded so long as he kept 1 paw on the napkin. Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Conditioning Comment: For his final session today Ollie participated with the weekly theme of Art week! However this isn’t just a fun activity to do, it also helps with conditioning him to have his paws not only touched but something applied to them! This almost simulates having to put cream on his paws which will come in handy later down the line! In order to help him allow the trainer to hold his paws they got him into a drop and then play dead on his side, this seems to have made it easier for him to cope. He allowed the trainer to hold his paws well and as you can see from his art he let them apply the paint paw to the paper really nicely! This was a fantastic way to finish his day and the trainer is very impressed with him today! Focus: Foundation X

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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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