Rolo's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-05-03

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: For his first session we spent about 5 minutes working on his loose lead walking outside - at the start he pulled to a lot of the trees for wees and didn't have great engagement. He did listen to drop commands though which was good. After a few minutes he did start to focus on the trainer so we switched to some red light/green light drops using a tug toy to get him excitable. Rolo did quite well with this - when asked to drop he would release the toy but would sometimes have to be reminded to go properly into a drop. After several plays + drops he did start to lose some interest in the toy so we returned to just doing loose lead with drops and spins which he did fantastic with! He did get distracted when another trainer approached for a greeting and broke his drops a few times so this is something to continue working on. Next time we'd like to see Rolo be more focused from the start and to drop fully when asked during play. At home practice having him drop outside while playing to help strengthen this skill. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Muzzle Conditioning Comment: For his second session we worked on muzzle conditioning for Rolo. At first sight he was quite wary of it and didn't want to interact with it. After placing treats in the muzzle though he was much better and started putting his nose in it himself. We mostly worked on having him put his nose in and aiming for a 1-2 second duration before saying "yes". We also placed the strap against his head to condition him to that as well. Next time we'd like to see Rolo do muzzle for a little longer duration - at home encourage him to stay in it a little longer before marking and rewarding to build duration. Focus: Conditioning C+
Skill learnt: Targeting (touch) Comment: For his last session we worked on Rolo using the Treat & Train both inside and outside. Rolo did really well inside so after a few minutes we took everything outside. He was pretty good outside but would occasionally get distracted and pull towards the trees. Next time we'd like to use the Treat and train for a more difficult skill than targeting to help him be more interested in it. At home use the Treat and train often to keep his mind busy. Focus: Repetition B+

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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 DoneĀ (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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