Rupert's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-03-17

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: Conditioning Comment: In his first session, Rupert was initially distracted by the classroom environment, struggling to show engagement and take treats. The trainer used this session to play engagement games to build his focus and condition the classroom. As the session progressed Rupert began to disengage from the surrounding environment and focus on the trainer. The trainer began by throwing treats on the floor and slowly progressed to only rewarding for engagement (eye contact). As his engagement improved he began to respond to the verbal cue drop with a hand signal. Focus: Conditioning X
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: In his second session, Rupert focused on further developing his skill drop within the classroom. We focused on this skill to build his impulse control around dogs. When focused Rupert responds well to the verbal cue drop with a hand signal but he can struggle with duration. The trainer focused on increasing his duration while in drop. The trainer used a high reinforcement schedule (treats every few seconds) to encourage him to stay in this position. This worked well, he initially would only hold drop briefly for a few seconds, as the session progressed he began to remain for longer periods. We suggest focusing on this skill at home to ensure he has a strong drop. Focus: Duration C+
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: In his final session, Rupert focused on building confidence around the Pet Retreat facility while also further developing his loose lead walking. Throughout the day Rupert has struggled to show engagement while walking, leading to him pulling on the lead. The trainer used slight lead pressure to encourage him to walk next to the trainer. While walking he was exploring the grounds, he showed good confidence but was a little nervous around the statues. The trainer took some time to condition the statues which helped build his confidence. Focus: Foundation 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 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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