Pickle's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-05-27

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: Trick Training Comment: For Mr Pickles first session we worked on his ‘bye bye’ trick. Teaching him this trick helps to push his thinking. Pickle did super well with this and picked it up really quickly. After he was lifting his paw majority of the time when the trainer asked, we started to adjust a few things. Firstly Pickle liked to be nice and close to the trainer and was often hitting her as he put his paw down. As we don’t want him to associate touching the trainer with ‘bye bye’ we made him sit far enough away that he couldn’t reach the trainer. Pickle also was only lifting his paw once so we tried to push him further and as for two waves in a row. He did this a couple times however still needs a lot of encouragement to do so. The next step will be to continue developing his ‘bye bye’ trick by making him sit at a distance he can’t touch you aswell as trying to increase the repetitions he waves for. Focus: Repetition B
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: For Pickles second session we worked on his ‘play dead’ trick. This is really good for pickle as it pushes him quiet a lot since he is usually so excited and struggles to stay still and be quiet while in the classroom. We worked on just getting him to lie in the ‘dead’ position for today so it can then be progressed later. Towards the end of the session Pickle was able to lay in the ‘dead’ position without moving for 10 seconds. The next step will be to continue fading out the lure as we started to do this towards the end. Focus: Foundation B
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: For Pickles last session we worked on his ‘around’ skill which he absolutely smashed. We started off by just sending him around a stool but progressed to adding in distractions. We firstly placed food just past the stool which he would have to ignore. He did amazing at this so we started to add in toys. Pickle was tempted by one of the squeaky toys as he slowed down and his eyes shifted onto it but he showed very good impulse control and chose to ignore it. The next step for Pickle pants will be to increase the temptations of the distractions to push his around skill and impulse control even further. Focus: Distraction A

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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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