Pickle's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-09-21

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: Place Training Comment: For Pickles first session today we worked on his place skill under toy temptations. For this skill we got Pickle on place and chose a toy, the one we decided on was the tug toy. Since we know this is one of his favourite toys the temptation would be great for him. We began by releasing him from place straight into a game of tug and then sent him back to place to calm back down. We did this a few times to build up his expectations. From here we started throwing the toy around, all while he is staying put on the raised bed. He did really well with this and didn’t break from his position! To work on this further it just needs practice in different environments and perhaps with different toys! Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For his second session today we worked on Pickles loose lead walking outside. He did really well with this and showed some great engagement with the trainer. He pulled ahead a couple times but as soon as he did the trainer changed directions and encouraged him to do the same. After a while we were able to walk up to the tree (without pulling) that he was so desperate to smell. Once he finished smelling we were able to continue on the walk and he did great! Making him work for what he wants is really important, this way he won’t self reinforce pulling on the lead. Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: For pickles last session today we worked on his drops under different distractions. This involved lots and lots of tennis balls. We were able to get him in position and throw the balls all around the room. He did really well with this and only broke once during the entire session. We tried bouncing a tennis ball over him but this proved too much, so we resorted to bouncing them around him. After we were done tormenting him with the tennis balls we released him and had a good play. We then got him back into a drop position to help him relax and start all over again! 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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