Murphy's Doggy Dayschool Report

2023-11-28

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: Drop/ Down Comment: Murphy came down to the classroom, working on his door manners along the way. We put Murphy into a drop and kept him there before making our way through. Murphy was being quite cheeky with his drops at this point, so we addressed this issue when we got to the classroom. Murphy would go down into the skill half the time, refusing the other half. We put some repetition into the skill, reminding him of his boundaries with the skill. Once he practiced it, he began dropping consistently every time. After re-establishing consistency, we focused on increasing his duration in the skill. Murphy occasionally got up early, but he stayed down in the skill the majority of the time. Focus: Obedience C+
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: Murphy worked on his 'place' skill, concentrating on staying on the bed despite distractions. We used a combination of food and toys to capture his attention. Murphy was placed on 'place' before his trainer dropped some treats nearby the bed, gradually moving them closer. If Murphy stayed on the bed, we let him off to get the treats; if he got off before his release, we started again without giving him the treats. We then introduced a tennis ball, throwing it past him while he was on the bed and rewarding him if he ignored it. Murphy periodically hopped off the bed to try and steal treats on the ground, although he started to ignore them more and more as the lesson progressed. He would also jump off to chase the ball consistently, so we did little throws he could handle, gradually increasing the strength and closeness of the tennis ball to Murphy. Focus: Distraction C+
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: To practice Murphy's loose lead walking, we poured a box of tennis balls onto the floor. This was initially distracting for him, as he continuously tried to pull towards them to play. We spent time reinforcing the boundaries of the skill, getting him to walk by the balls without attempting to reach them. After a bit of practice, Murphy started to ignore the balls as we walked past them. Although he still occasionally tried to make his way over to a ball, he spent more and more time by our side. Focus: Obedience 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 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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