Murphy's Doggy Dayschool Report

2024-03-06

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: We took Murphy for a loose lead walk around the facility, focusing on keeping his engagement on the trainer and staying position by the trainers side. Murphy started the lesson excited, pulling ahead as we made our way outside. We put some repetition in on the foundations, getting his attention on us. Once he was focused, we took made it a bit more challenging, changing speeds to get him to adjust his own speed as well to stay by our side. Murphy did well throughout the lesson. Periodically pulling ahead but quickly coming back to our side with a reminder. He completely disregarded the trainer a few times as he locked onto smells on the ground, with certain smells being a bit too much of a distraction for him. Focus: Manners B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: Murphy focused on going into the skill work just the verbal today, taking the hand signal out completely. Murphy did well going into the skill, showing a good knowledge of the foundations but had some moments he was a bit unsure what be we were asking if him. We went over the verbal "drop", rewarding him for going into the skill with a treat and some high energy praise although guiding him down gently with the lead if he refused. After some practice, Murphy started to go into the skill more consistently, going straight from standing into the position. He would periodically ignore the trainer, standing or going into a sit to avoid doing the full movement but towards the end of the lesson he was consistently going into the drop position the majority of the time. Focus: Repetition B
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: Murphy worked on his place skill, adding in a bunch of distractions to help focus on his duration. At the beginning of the lesson Murphy would immediately step off the bed as soon as we did any movement at all. We reminded him of the boundaries of the skill, helping him remember he had to v stay on the bed until release. Once he was consistently staying on, we started to add in some other distractions such as instruments and toys. This worked to get him to step off every now and then to which we worked chuck him back on the bed before starting again. By the end of the lesson Murphy would still step off every now and then although was more consistently staying on the bed a lot more reliably than the start of the lesson. Focus: Distraction 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 DoneĀ (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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