Norbit's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-02-24

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: Trick Training Comment: Naughty Norbi began his day practicing his ‘roll over’ trick, still focusing on fading the lure. Norbit was a bundle of energy today, so the trainer got him engaged first by doing a couple emergency drops on the walk from the kennels to the classroom, and he was the goodest boy! Norbit is very enthusiastic for his roll overs, which is great, but makes it a bit difficult to fade the lure as most the time during his excitement, he would get on his back and do a wriggle, plonking back on the side he started on as the lure was no longer there. Keep practicing this skill at home and still continue to fade the lure, let us know how you go! Focus: Repetition B
Skill learnt: Recall Comment: Next up, Norbit practiced his ‘recall’ skill outside, in the cattery and in the classroom. Norbit’s recall was super good in the classroom! He came exactly when called and had beautiful engagement. Once in the cattery, he was a little more distracted by the kitties, but did come when called eventually. Norbit’s recall outside was also fairly good, but if he did not start in a drop, his recalls were not as good as he would wander a bit more before coming to a sit in front of the trainer. Keep pushing this skill at home and testing him in the more distracting environments. If he is struggling make the line shorter so he only has to travel so far. Good work Norbit! Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: To finish off the day, Norbit learnt a new trick, ‘sit pretty’. He did really well! Norbit has really good balance which is helpful for this skill. The trainer lured Norbit into a sit, then raised the lure above his nose, making him lift his front legs and only sitting on his back ones. Once his front paws were all the way up, he would hear “yes” and be rewarded. As this was his first time attempting the skill, the trainer focused on repetition to get him used to the motions. He is a little cheeky and uses his paws to stabilise himself on the trainers arm, but as he is learning it is okay for now and we can soon prevent him from doing that once he has a better foundation. Awesome work today, Norbit! Focus: Foundation 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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