Roddy's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-11-02

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: Targeting (touch) Comment: Roddy began his day with his ‘touch’ skill using a target stick. As Roddy is still learning this skill, he is struggling to touch the stick each time. To help and encourage him, the trainer rubbed some of his treats on the target stick so it would smell appetising, tempting him to sniff it. This worked a handful of times and he would then be ‘yes’ rewarded. Roddy is a clever boy and with some practice, we are sure he will get the hang of it soon! Keep practicing at home and if he does touch it, remember to take it away, reward and then represent it. Good work, Roddy!! Focus: Foundation C
Skill learnt: Muzzle Conditioning Comment: Next up, Roddy continued to work on his ‘muzzle’ training, still focusing on just conditioning him to it. All the trainer did this session was place a treat in the muzzle and present it to Roddy, to which he would then place his face in to get to the yummy treato. The trainer just kept repeating this, getting Roddy used to his face being in the muzzle for short amounts of time to begin with. Roddy’s lil’ face is a bit too big for a size 1, but is also too small for a size 2. We recommend going with the smaller size, so he is not able to get it off on his own. The brand we use and recommend is ‘Baskerville’. Keep practicing this at home when you can! Focus: Conditioning C+
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: To finish off Roddy’s day, he practiced his ‘drop’ skill, focusing on tennis ball distractions as that is his biggest temptation. Roddy did EXCELLENT!! At first he would break initially, just being excited, but with the use of his non-reward marker “ah ah”, he would go back into his drop and did not move for the ball again until he was released! The trainer only tested him with 1 ball today, the next step would be to add more balls and see how he goes with that. Keep practicing this at home! Focus: Distraction B+

We recommend your next step should be…

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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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