Norbit's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-02-22

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: For his first session today Norbit worked on his emergency drops! This involves walking along and then the trainer suddenly asking for a drop while they continue walking. Norbit struggled a little bit with this so we made sure to slow down a little bit while he got into position and then continued walking. This can be quite difficult for some dogs because when we practice their drop skill it’s usually while we are standing still. By adding the element of the trainer continuing to move makes it harder for them because they have to stop even though the trainer keeps moving away! Keep working on this, gradually increasing the speed you are moving when you ask for the drop. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Middle Position Comment: For his second session today we decided to push his middles skill! We made sure to put him in a control position like a drop and then position ourselves to lure him through. We used the label “middles” as we held the treat between our legs. We tested him by standing at all sorts of angles. He struggled the most when we were almost facing him, he tended to come through our legs the wrong way! To help this we just reduced the angle and increased the visibility of the lure! He did really well with this! Focus: Repetition A
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: For his last session today we worked on his rollover skill, particularly focusing on fading the lure. He has really good knowledge of this skill and was rolling over like a champ. However he would only do it when the lure was right next to his nose. To work on fading the lure we we can alternate between having low value treats, high value treats and no treats at all in our hand. By doing this he doesn’t know what the expect. He did really well, he managed to do the skill twice without a treat lure and just a hand signal. We can also slowly make our hand movements less and less as he progresses with the skill! He did so well today and had amazing engagement with the trainer. Focus: Repetition 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 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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