Roddy's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-09-07

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: Drop/ Down Comment: To begin Roddy’s day, we started off by practicing his ‘drop’ skill. He was a little more interested in the treats you provided (thank you SO much for that!), but he would often spit them back out, so the trainer again used his ball as his lure and reward system. The trainer started to lure him into the drop from a sit and he responded very well, he even stayed there until his release word “break” was used, which is AWESOME! We can tell you have been practicing this at home and it is paying off!! Keep progressing with this skill, our next step would be to slowly fade the lure and focus more on the verbal cue and hand gestures. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: Roddy’s next session was focused on his ‘loose lead’ walking inside the classroom, and HE TOOK TREATS!! YAY!! Roddy’s loose lead walking is beautiful and he maintains fairly good engagement. He does not pull and checked in with the trainer quite frequently, which is exactly what we want. There was a dog in the classroom he was not sure of, that being our resident tibetan mastiff sleeping in his crate. The trainer made sure to reward him every time we walked by so he knew it was okay. By the end of the session he was ignoring the bigger doggo. Keep up with the amazing work at home and try including higher level distractions to make it more challenging (for him, maybe have some tennis balls laying around and try walk him through it without him taking any)! Start off with 1 ball and if he does well, slowly add to it. If he tries to go for it, use his non-reward marker “ah ah” and move him away, then try again. Practice makes perfect! Focus: Distraction A
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: To finish Roddy’s big day, we did some ‘place training’, just sending him to and from place. Roddy responded very well to this and showed some prior knowledge to this skill. He was able to be sent to and from with a distance of approximately 1 metre, which is great! He was still taking his treats which made it even easier. The trainer would send him to place and once all 4 paws were on it was “yes”, reward and then break for his release, repeat. If he were to step off of place without being released, the trainer would say “ah ah” and plop him back on, wait for a second, then release him again. Keep testing him at home and slowly increase the distance. Brilliant work today lil’ Roddy! Focus: Distance 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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