Sampson's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-11-10

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 Sampson was a little bit distracted so we started with some loose lead walking and some drops. He showed some great engagement after a couple minutes and we were able to progress further than the car park. We were able to walk past people and dogs without him trying to pull towards them. We increased the treats slightly when passing people/dogs and he showed great engagement with the trainer. This shows that he has had lots of practice with different scenarios. He just needs practice in different environments just like he has been doing! He is coming along so well with his engagement. Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Recall Comment: For his second session today we worked on his recalls on the long line. We started just outside the classroom but he was doing so well we decided to try on the large grassed area at the front of the property. To do his recalls we would throw a treat to distract him, once he found it we would call his name, say “come” and move backwards a little bit. He was so good at this skill that he came running to the trainer each time and would sit for his treat until released. He has definitely progressed heaps with this skill and is ready for different environments/distractions like the park or maybe even the beach! When a new environment or distraction is introduced though, remember to shorten the distance and build back up to a long line! Focus: Distraction A
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: For his last session today we focused on his tug skill. We got a piece of rope and waited for him to show us a behaviour. He was very tired for this last session and was getting very frustrated and mouthy. To avoid this we put him in a drop and continued working on the behaviour that way. He was mouthing at the rope each time so we waited for him to start holding it longer. Since he was quite frustrated with this task he was automatically pulling on the rope. We were able to reward him for this, but we would throw the treat on the floor so that he would have to let go and then come back to the rope. He just needs lots of repetition for this skill and he won’t take long to pick it up! Although he is showing the behaviour out of frustration we can still use this to our advantage and slowly shape it! 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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