Roddy's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-11-23

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 start off Roddy’s day, he worked on his ‘emergency drop’ skill, inside the classroom. He did so well!! At first he was not taking treats, but accepted cuddles as a reward, which warmed him up to want treats. Roddy has improved so much with this skill, the trainer was able to get him to drop from a jogging pace, and he remained there while they continued jogging on! There were the few odd times he would not drop properly, but with the use of his non-reward marker “ah ah”, he would perform the skill perfectly. Keep up the awesome work with this! Reward him heavily for his quicker drops so he will begin to learn that is what we are after. Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Muzzle Conditioning Comment: Next up, Roddy worked on his ‘muzzle conditioning’, still focusing on duration. After a few repetitions of asking Roddy to place his nose in the muzzle, the trainer was able to clasp the muzzle on! It is good to make sure we are making muzzle training a very positive experience for Roddy. Instead of asking for skills, the trainer simply gave him cuddles and played with him, rewarding him frequently too! Roddy did so well and was the goodest boy! Keep up with the awesome work at home and if you do muzzle training, remember lots of love and affection, make it positive!! Focus: Conditioning B+
Skill learnt: Paws Up (on object) Comment: To finish off, Roddy did his ‘paws up’ skill on an inflatable pod. He did not seem to show much prior knowledge of this skill, so the trainer just worked on luring him on with a treat and rewarding him for just even touching it for a second. By the end of the session Roddy became more confident in placing his paws on there, but it still took a while for the trainer to lure him on. Keep working on this at home, he is a clever boy and we would love to see his confidence grow!!! Focus: Confidence 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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