Roddy's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-11-09

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, he practiced his ‘drop’ skill, focusing on distractions. At first outside, Roddy struggled to be engaged with the trainer for a couple minutes, but soon got into the rhythm of things. Then Roddy went inside and performed his drops beautifully. The trainer then began to increase the distraction level, using tennis balls. Roddy was able to remain in his drop position for the remainder of the session while tennis balls flew past him, which is amazing! Keep on testing him at home with this, he is such a smart doggo and did so well today! If he happens to break, remember to use his non-reward marker “ah ah”, and try again! Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Muzzle Conditioning Comment: Next up, Roddy continued working on his ‘muzzle’ training, focusing on duration. He is very confident in putting his face in the muzzle, which is great, but we want to build his duration so we are able to do it up soon. To accomplish this, the trainer placed multiple treats in the muzzle when presented to him, so he would take longer to eat them all, resulting in a longer duration in the muzzle. Roddy responded well to this and is picking it up quickly! The next step would be to start presenting the muzzle to him with no treats and rewarding him for putting his nose in. Keep up the awesome work! Focus: Duration B+
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: To finish off, Roddy worked on his ‘loose lead’ walking in the classroom, with a dog distraction. Roddy was not phased by the dog and continued doing his own thing, walking beside the trainer. Roddy has beautiful loose lead, but lacks in engagement. He was not interested in following a treat lure, but he did perk his head a bit more when his ball was brought out, so keep up with this to help build his focus on you!! Awesome work today, Roddy!!! 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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