Pickle's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-02-28

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: Trick Training Comment: For Pickles first session we worked on his ‘bubbles’ trick. This is a good session to push Pickles thinking! As pickle knows the skill bubbles relatively well we worked on him increasing his duration. When we first began the session Pickle was only sticking his nose into the water for 1 seconds. By the end of the session he was blowing bubbles for 3 seconds. This was achieved by only giving him one piece of kibble if he reached 1 second and a handful of fritz if he held it for longer than that. One behaviour noticed was the Pickle would sometimes just push the water around rather than blow through his nose. If this occurred he was told ‘nope’ and asked to try again. The next step for Pickle will be to continue working on his duration, pushing for 4 seconds and ensure he is actually blowing blows each time he is asked for ‘bubbles’. Focus: Repetition B
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For Pickles second session we worked on his ‘behind walk’. This is an important skill as it allows you to be put between Pickle and the stimuli, showing Pickle that you are able to handle what is in front rather than him. As Pickle is still learning this skill we used a lure to make him walk behind us. We firstly started with loose lead and after he was engaged we would ask for ‘behind’ and lure him behind us. If Pickle started to walk forward the trainer would turn and take a step into him. Toward the end of the session Pickle started to do well and the trainer was having to use ‘uh uh’ less. The next step for Pickle will be to continue working on the foundations of his walk ‘behind’ skill as even with a lure he did sometimes start walking to far forwards. Focus: Foundation B
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For Pickles last session we worked on his loose lead preparing him to walk down the aisle. We used a row of chairs and performed his loose Lead between them. Pickle did really well so we increased the distractions by using the sound of people cheering and clapping. When we first started using the sound Pickle struggled and was pulling. When he pulled he was told ‘uh uh’ and the trainer turned around. After a few uses of ‘uh uh’ he started to walk nicely again. The next step for Pickle will be to have someone sitting in the chairs. 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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