Newman's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-02-02

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: Obstacle Course (Confidence Building) Comment: Newman’s first session was also the obstacle course. He was went through straight away, although prefer to run through the opposite way to the way the dogs go around it. However, it didn’t really matter and he nailed it. No hesitation and happy to go through all parts of it, albeit backwards! Focus: Confidence B+
Skill learnt: Ring a Bell Comment: The trainer wanted to teach Newman to ring a bell for Newman’s second session. This is a bit of fun but can be easily used to build on for other tricks and skills. Newman took a long time to grasp this. He was being rewarded at first any time he just looked at the bell. Then every time he touched it. It wasn’t until right at the end of the session that the trainer could start to see that he was starting to make the connection that touching the bell meant a treat. The trainer would really like to continue this skill with Newman next time. Focus: Repetition D+
Skill learnt: Spin Comment: Spin was the final session for Newman today. This is a good skill to have as it can bring the focus back to the handler and is also a mini recall, as you are sending the dog away from you and getting him to come back to you. Newman was lured very easily around for spin and continued on with this throughout the session. This is a great trick to continue working on at home. Don’t add the word yet as Newman is still learning the skill but practice luring him around with food. Next time the trainer would like to phase out the lure and add in the word spin. Focus: Repetition 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 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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