Sampson's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-02-09

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: Muzzle Conditioning Comment: For Sampson’s first session we worked on his muzzle conditioning. This is important as instead of just chucking the muzzle onto him, he is able to feel more comfortable wearing it. To do so we started by putting treats in the muzzle and Sampson had to put his mouth into the muzzle to get them. Sampson did so well with this and was very enthusiastic about putting his mouth into the muzzle. As he was doing so well we started to ask him to place his face in without the lure and he again smashed this. For the last couple of minutes we started to focus on duration and he was doing so well. We only asked for him to hold his face in for 2 seconds. If Sampson reached the 2 second mark he was told ‘yes’ and given a big reward. If he didn’t reach the 2 second mark he was told ‘nope’ and asked to try again. The next step for Sampson will be to continue working on holding it for a 2 second duration as he did well but wasn’t doing it consistently. Focus: Conditioning B+
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For Sampson’s second session we worked on his loose lead, practicing for him to walk down the aisle. This is important for Sampson so he is prepared for as many distractions as possible and will walk nicely on your big day. Today we worked with an aisle of chairs and progressed to people sitting in them. Sampson did so well with this and even when the person sitting in the chairs was exciting he often ignored her. There were a few times which Sampson did get distracted however he was told ‘uh uh’ and pulled away from the distraction. The next step for Sampson will be to add more people/distractions. Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For Sampson’s third session we again work on his loose lead. For this session we had two people sitting in the chairs and also had sound of people applauding/clapping in the background. Sampson again did so well and often ignored the distractions, one of the people also had food and he ignored her each time he walked past. There were again a few times he got distracted however he did even better than his second session yet there were more distractions. The next step for Sampson will be to move to the outside environment with just an aisle of chairs and work up to people again. 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 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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