Sampson's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-07-06

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: Trick Training Comment: In his first session, Sampson focused on further developing his skill heel within the classroom. We focused on this skill to continue building his understanding of the heel position. Sampson quickly follows a lure to move into the heel position, he can struggle to maintain his focus while in this position but progressed well throughout the session. The trainer began to challenge him with remaining focused while taking a couple of steps. This was initially difficult for him, but he began to maintain his focus despite the added challenge. Focus: Foundation B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: In his second session, Sampson focused on further developing his drop skill while away from the trainer. We focused on this skill to proof his drop while at a distance. The trainer started small, only using a normal lead, asking for drop while he was slightly distracted. Sampson performed well, he continued to respond to the drop cue and holds good duration. To challenge him further the trainer used a long line to begin increasing the distance more. Initially, he did struggle to respond to the commands while away from the trainer, but with some guidance, he began to listen and drop. He successfully moved into a drop from the end of a 2-meter-long line. Focus: Distance B
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: In his final session, Sampson focused on going back to basics with his leave it commands which we have now changed to 'hot'. We focused on this to begin pairing the new command with leaving objects to receive an external reward. Sampson performed well, he quickly ignored the food both high and low-value treats. To challenge him further the trainer began to throw food on the ground, he ignored the food straight away but when the trainer marked with 'yes' he approached the food to take as his reward. To stop this behaviour when marking with yes the trainer moved away from the treat on the floor. This worked well as he began to move away when hearing his marker word. Focus: Back to Basics 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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