Newman's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-01-19

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: Place Training Comment: Newman’s second session the trainer focused on place with distractions. The trainer started in the classroom but Newman wasn’t interested in tennis balls or toys, so the trainer took Newman outside. He did take a bit to get on place due to the new smells around. However, once he was on place he held position really well. Even when the cows came to say hello near the fence. This is something you can keep working on at home. Because his place command is quite good, at home you can keep pushing with things you know he will get distracted with. Start slow and work up! Next time the trainer would like to see Newman start going to place straight away rather than sniff the sniffs on the way!! Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: This week the doggies attended their first art class with the trainers. This involved a session full of enrichment and fun, stimulating the dogs mentally as well as using the opportunity to condition the environment and make something beautiful to take home. The paintings are quite wet still so need to collect next time. Focus: Confidence B+
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: Newman’s second session the trainer focused on place with distractions. The trainer started in the classroom but Newman wasn’t interested in tennis balls or toys, so the trainer took Newman outside. He did take a bit to get on place due to the new smells around. However, once he was on place he held position really well. Even when the cows came to say hello near the fence. This is something you can keep working on at home. Because his place command is quite good, at home you can keep pushing with things you know he will get distracted with. Start slow and work up! Next time the trainer would like to see Newman start going to place straight away rather than sniff the sniffs on the way!! For Newman’s last session the trainer played the red light green light with him. This helps him learn to stop what he is doing and drop. This is done while the dog is quite excited. You can play this at home by getting him really excited with his favourite toy or whatever will rev him up. Whilst he is excited tell him to drop. As soon as he has gotten into the drop position use his release word and start the game again. Newman was hard to rev up, and he also wasn’t dropping well. He would sit but not drop. The trainer would like to see Newman drop straight away in future session. You will have to let the trainers know what gets him super excited!!! 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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