Sampson's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-01-05

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: We went straight into RLGL drop to burn off Sampson's starting energy. He did a fantastic job at this and dropped each time he was asked, even in mid play. As the session progressed we eased off on the verbal command by going from a loud, strong verbal cue to a more normal speaking level and he still dropped as soon as the trainer asked and stopped playing. We tested him a few times when he was in drop by waving the toy around without releasing him - he broke early a few times at the start but then started holding his drop and waiting for the release word even with the trainer tempting him with play. An awesome job all around - keep working on this at home to help proof his emergency drops. Focus: Distraction A
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: For his second session we worked on RLGL with the flirt pole and the place skill. Sampson did struggle a bit more with this combo - it was harder to make the flirt pole "dead" and have him move away from it to place (he did do a good drop with it which shows his drop skill is a strong skill for him). He did improve throughout the session though and started to drop it before going to place which is good progress. He does sometimes try to bite the wrong end though so be mindful of where his teeth go and encourage him to bite the proper end by using his reward marker. Work on sending him to place while under toy and play distractions at home to continue building this skill. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For his last session we worked on his loose lead skill outside with Akira the Akita as a distraction. Sampson was quite tired by this session and walked beautifully throughout the session. His emergency drops and spins while walking were also quite good and the trainer tested his stops a few times by randomly stopping - each time he stopped with the trainer and put himself into a sit which was great! He did a very good job so keep up the great work at home with his walks! Focus: Distraction A

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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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