Sampson's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-09-08

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: For his first session today we worked on Sampson’s loose lead skill outside and in the cattery. He wasn’t pulling at all so we focused on getting his engagement/focus on the trainer. He would walk nicely but his check ins with the trainer were slow and not very often. To improve this we played an engagement game which involved throwing a treat and when he looks back at the trainer marking it “yes” and throwing another treat. We did this for a few minutes and then went back into loose lead walking and he improved dramatically. Looking up to the trainer every 10-20 seconds. Every time he did this it was rewarded. To work on this he might just need to do a couple skills to get him focused and then proceed with walking or other training. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: For his second session today we had him working his drop skill outside and inside the classroom. He did really well outside until another dog was nearby. We were working on his speed into the position and also distractions whilst in that position. Since he became very fixated on the other dog we moved into the classroom where there was one dog training and a few others in crates. This proved quite difficult for him so we worked on drop durations. He tried to get up and greet people but would go back into position once corrected and would focus on the trainer. He did this a few times but we were able to redirect his focus. To work on this it just needs practice in different environments. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Paws Up (on object) Comment: For his last session today we worked on his paws up skill. He managed to get both his front paws onto the pod when he was lured on for a few seconds but quickly moved off. He did this a couple times so we were happy with this and ended that skill on a positive note. He was quite tired by this session and since it was warm he kept trying to lay down, so we had some nice cuddles and worked on his drops some more before finishing off. Focus: Repetition 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 Done (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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