Roddy's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-01-18

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: For his first session today Roddy was a bit distracted and not taking treats. The trainer remembered that he LOVES tennis balls, so we found one and he quickly showed more interest! We focused on touch for his first session, he was a bit reluctant to do this so we showed him the spoon right in front of his nose. The second that he looked at it we threw the ball and had a game. After that he showed some more inclination towards the spoon but nothing major. We were able to achieve 2 or 3 successful touches for this session, which is better than nothing! Keep up the good work, Roddy is showing some progress. Focus: Foundation C+
Skill learnt: Paws Up (on object) Comment: For his second session today Roddy started taking treats, this allowed us to lure him around! We practiced his paws up skill with a plastic pod, he was very hesitant to put his paws on there and would instead just sit by the trainers feet. We placed some treat on and around the pod to show him it’s not scary to touch. We altered the angle at which we held the treat and he slowly placed one paw on! As soon as he did that we got the tennis ball out! By the end of the session Roddy was placing both his front feet on the pod and standing up! Go Roddy! Keep practicing this at home with different and fun objects! Focus: Foundation B
Skill learnt: Muzzle Conditioning Comment: For his last session today Roddy worked on some muzzle conditioning. We wanted him to place his nose in the muzzle instead of luring him in with treats. We started off placing treats inside the muzzle but we then changed it up and waited for him to offer the behaviour. It didn’t take him long and he put his nose just slightly in the muzzle! We jack-potted this with the tennis ball! By the end of the session he was getting better, he wouldn’t place his nose all the way in but he shows some knowledge of what we are after! Keep working on this one, it’s good to have a dog comfortable with wearing muzzles! Focus: Foundation C+

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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