Ollie's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-01-28

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 Ollie’s first session we worked on his drop skill. This is a good skill as he can be put into a controlled position around distractions. While you asked for Ollie’s drop duration we decided to focus on repetitions for this session as Ollie wasn’t going into his drops when asked. To start the session Ollie was over aroused and was jumping. If Ollie jumped he was told ‘uh uh’ and then asked to drop. This shows Ollie an alternative behaviour to jumping. Ollie really struggled in the classroom for the first five minutes but by the end of the session he was dropping majority of the times asked. To progress Ollie he was told ‘uh uh’ when he didn’t drop and was instead put into his drop. He was then released straight away and asked to drop again. If Ollie did go into his drop when asked he was given a large rewards. The next step for Ollie will be to continue working on his drop repetitions to teach him he has to go into his drop when asked, it isn’t a choice. Focus: Repetition A+
Skill learnt: Crate Training Comment: For Ollie’s second session we worked on some crate conditioning. This is important as it teaches Ollie that the crate isn’t a bad thing and instead going into it brings good things. Ollie was very hesitant to go into the crate so the trainer was throwing treats into it. In order for Ollie to get the treats he had to step into the crate. Ollie took awhile to step in but once he did he continued to put his two front paws in. By the end of the session we were able to get Ollie to put his whole body in however he was still very nervous. As Ollie was still nervous going into the crate the next step will be to continue conditioning him to the crate in order to change Ollie’s thinking to the crate being a good thing. Focus: Conditioning C+
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For Ollie’s last session we worked on his loose lead. This is a good skill to allow for nice walking without pulling. This session was conducted in the cattery as Ollie is not yet up to working outside, he still needs low distractions. Ollie started off very poorly and was pulling constantly, when he pulled he was told ‘uh uh’ and we changed directions. When Ollie was walking by the trainers side he was rewarded frequently. The next step for Ollie will be to continue working on building the foundations of loose lead around low distractions. Focus: Foundation C+

We recommend your next step should be…

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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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