Roddy's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-02-07

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: Muzzle Conditioning Comment: For Roddys first session we worked on his muzzle conditioning. This is important as it allows Roddy to feel more comfortable wearing the muzzle. To begin with the trainer was placing a treat into the muzzle to get Roddy to place his mouth in. Towards the end Roddy was offering his mouth into the muzzle without the use of a lure. This was achieved by using ‘yes’ and then giving a large rewards when Roddy placed his mouth in without using a lure. The next step for Roddy will be to start increasing the duration he holds his mouth in the muzzle as at the moment he is only placing it in and then taking it straight out. Focus: Conditioning X
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: For Roddys second session we worked on his drop duration with people distractions. This is a good skill as you are able to put Roddy onto a controlled position while people approach/walk past. Roddy did really well with going into his drops however he really struggled with the trainer walking away. We had to start with very low distractions, the trainer taking one step away. Roddy even struggled with this to begin with however by the end of the session the trainer could walk circles around him and run away. This was achieved with the use of ‘uh uh’ if Roddy broke before being released and ‘yes’ if he remained in his drop. The next step for Roddy will be to continue working on his drop duration with you running away from him. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Targeting (touch) Comment: For Roddys last session we worked on his touch skill. This is a good skill for concentration. Roddy started off very well and was touching the stick for a reward. As the session went on Roddy started to get distracted and was no longer touching the stick when put infront of him. To encourage Roddy to start touching the stick and concentrate the trainer smooshed abit of the fritz onto it. Roddy started to focus again and did really well. The next step for Him will be to continue working on the foundation of his touch skill as he doesn’t quiet understand it yet. This is done by placing the stick in-front of him and as soon as he touches it with his nose mark ‘yes’ and reward him. Focus: Foundation C+

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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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