Rusty's Doggy Dayschool Report

2024-01-11

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: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: Rusty was excited to go today, which led to him trying to barge his way out of our resort on the way down to the classroom, pulling his way down. We started with his loose-lead walking and manners to remind him that even when he's excited, he was to adhere to the boundaries. Once Rusty was being a bit more polite, we made our way down to the classroom. Once in the classroom, Rusty started pulling ahead as we walked, so we went back to basics, spending the lesson going over the foundations of the skill. As the lesson went on, Rusty started to walk more by our side, being a bit cheeky every now and then, although spending most of his time by our side. By the end of the lesson, he was walking nicely, just needing a quick revision session. Focus: Manners C+
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: Rusty worked on his place skill in the classroom, focusing on foundations as we started. Rusty was a bit rusty with this skill as he continuously kept trying to hop off the bed before his release word. We spent the first half of the lesson working on his duration, focusing on revising the rules of the skill. It took him a bit of practice, but he started reliably staying in the skill until his release. At this point, we started to add in some distance and distraction to test him, with Rusty stepping off early every now and then but reliably completing the skill for the remainder of the lesson, finishing strong. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: Rusty finished his day with his drop skill. When Rusty starts getting jumpy, you can look at starting to redirect him down into his drop. This makes it impossible to jump while performing this job. If he gets up, guide him back down gently with the lead back to position. Rusty started this lesson continually getting up before his release. We reminded him of the rules of the skill, which quickly led to him reliably completing the skill while inside. We then made our way outside where the distracting environment led to him getting up early again consistently. With some practice outside, we got him to continually stay down in the skill until his release. Focus: Duration 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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