Ollie's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-02-25

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: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For Ollie’s first session we worked on his loose lead outside. This is a good skill as it allows you to walk Ollie without him pulling or zigzagging. Ollie started off so well and was even showing some awesome engagement with the trainer! As the session went on Ollie started to get tired and was walking behind the trainer. In this instance the trainer would firstly try encourage Ollie to start walking by her side again and if that didn’t work he was told ‘uh uh’ and the trainer would use slight lead pressure until Ollie was by her side. Once Ollie was by her side she rewarded him straight away. The next step for Ollie will be to continue working on his loose lead around mild distractions. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Paws Up (on object) Comment: For Ollie’s second session we worked on his paws up skill. This is a really good skill for Ollie’s confidence. We started with the inflatable pod but Ollie quickly became confident with this and we were able to move to the wobble board. Ollie struggled with the Wobble board and was only putting one paw up to begin with. After a few repetitions Ollie started to offer one paw without a lure so we progressed to getting Ollie stepping onto the board with two paws. He did really well and started to step up onto the board without a lure towards the end however Ollie was jumping into the board which mean he wasn’t balanced and would often fall off. The next step for Ollie will be to get him to step onto the board more relaxed so he is able to balance and is able to hold his ‘paws up’ for longer. Focus: Confidence X
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: For Ollie’s third session we worked on his drop skill. This is a good skill for Ollie as it puts him into a controlled position around distractions and allows him to settle. We worked on repetition so that Ollie’s drops becomes a strong skill for him. Ollie did well and while he does sometimes take a little bit to go into his drop, the time between him being asked to drop and him starting his drop isn’t that long. Ollie did well and went into his drop majority of the time however there were a few times he didn’t drop and in this instance he was told ‘uh uh’. We also started to fade the hand lure out and Ollie did so well, we got up to just using a verbal cue at the end of the session. The next step for Ollie will be to continue working on fading out the hand signal so he has a strong verbal cue to pair with his drop. Focus: Distraction 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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