Oscar's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-06-10

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: Oscar’s first session was drops. He has struggled with drops this week. The trainer worked on this around other dogs running around in the training yard. Oscar was distracted at first but quick repetitions and Uhuh when he didn’t listen meant he did progressed. To help Oscar engage, do quick repetitions. Keep distractions low until he is focused on the job at hand. Drops are great for getting and keeping focus so make sure you keep practicing these in different environments. Focus: Repetition C+
Skill learnt: Recall Comment: Next up the trainer took Oscar to the paddock to do recalls. During the week the skills have been working still in engagement. Using good treats as well as good obedience skills are important for recalls. Although Oscar still had the lead on the trainer didn’t hold it. Oscar didn’t want to leave the trainer, which although not good for recall training, it was great to see Oscar engaged totally with the trainer and Oscar did get rewarded for this engagement. When Oscar did decide to go off sniffing things he returned as soon as the trainer called him. Oscar at one point saw the sheep and was a little distracted, but the trainer was assertive in calling Oscar and had treats for him to see! Oscar came straight away. This was a great session and working on Oscar’s engagement in all skills is important across the board. Make sure that you are the most important thing when out. Practice at home by making sure when you call him he is rewarded. Every time he hears that word come he must know he gets the really high value treats. Such a great session, even if he got a little dirty! Focus: Distraction A
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: Last up for Friday Funday was ring the bell. Oscar did take a little while to work out what was required. But every time he showed an interest in the bell the trainer rewarded Oscar. As the session progressed the trainer pushed Oscar to advance the behaviour and by the end of the session Oscar was starting to hit the bell with his foot. Well done Oscar! 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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