Ralph's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-04-28

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: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For Ralph’s first session today we worked on his loose lead outside, all around the property. Ralph is doing so well, the only time we had to change directions (to stop pulling) was when we got near to the classroom. He seemed really excited to get in there but for this first session we weren’t going in there. To help with this we just worked on his loose lead and eventually we could get past the classroom walkway without any problem! Ralph is doing really well with distractions, we can really start to push more and introduce new ones! Focus: Distraction A
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: For his second session today Ralph worked on his place skill, focusing on sending him to it from a larger distance. To start with this meant we walked up to the bed with him while saying “place” and pointing to it. He did really well with this so we kept making the distance between us and the bed larger and larger each time we asked for “place”. By the end of this session we were able to send him from 3/4 of the length of lead! Keep working on this one at home, working in that distance. Focus: Distance B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: For his last session today we worked on his drop skill. We focused on mainly fading out the lure and his duration. He is doing really well so far with this skill, we were able to just use a hand signal (no treat) and the word drop to get him into position. Although he was a bit slow to get into the drop he still did it. Once in position we tested him a little bit by moving around him. He did pretty good with this, if the trainer was too far away though he would stand up before being released. To stop this We just decreased the distance between us when moving around and he did much better, this can be increased slowly as he improves in the skill! Focus: Duration 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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