Ozzie's Doggy Dayschool Report

2023-10-26

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: This session we focused on his drops. We practiced up near the office where there were some customers, staff and the resident handy man moving about. Ozzie did fixate a little bit on some people, not eating treats and showing very little engagement with his trainer. However he held his position (drop or sit) while those people moved around. This is still really good progress for Ozzie, it shows he feels comfortable enough to just remain in his skill, as he knows its his job! Ozzie even held a sit while the handy man went past on his ride on mower! Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: This session was all about some loose lead walking. We started near the office again as there was still some people hanging around. Ozzie wasn’t too bothered by them as he has seen them before (staff members). He would occasionally glance at them but focus back on his trainer when asked. We took this chance to walk Ozzie through the pet retreat. This is great for random encounters with different staff members but also helps him get used to the environment. Every time we came across a staff member, we asked them to throw Ozzie a treat, but not pat him. This was really important as we didn’t want Ozzie to feel overwhelmed, being in a new environment plus meeting lots of new people. Having them just throw him a treat is a really positive interaction! Focus: Conditioning B+
Skill learnt: Middle Position Comment: For his last session we had some fun with his middles position. We worked in the carpark while another dog was enjoying a Paddock & Play with a staff member and the handy man was also pottering around. Ozzie was a little bit distracted by the dog running around (and barking at him through a fence) but held his middles position and just watched. His engagement could have been better but we were happy that he was holding his position and showing no negative behaviour towards the people or dogs!Just before heading off for the day we made sure to have a good play with Ozzie, whipping out the tug toy for some serious fun! 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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