Sampson's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-05-25

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: We worked on Sampson's muzzle training today. The size 5 is too big and needs to be swapped for a size 4. He has a pretty good idea of what is required with the muzzle so we worked on duration with his head in the muzzle. The trainer presented the muzzle but didn't say 'yes' until she was happy with the duration. Once he heard the marker he removed his head from the muzzle to get the reward. This is how you develop duration, he did well holding his head in for 5 seconds. At home I would start putting it fully on and playing with him and then removing it as well as building that duration. Focus: Duration B+
Skill learnt: Leave Comment: We really pushed Sampson with his leave it skill today! We had a runway of distractions such as plates of low and high value food, toys and balls. We started with loose lead walking through them and he responded to this really well. At the odd opportunity he would put his head down but the trainer was quick to cue 'leave it'. As he was progressing so well we decided to increase the temptation by throwing food along the runway. He struggled with this to begin with but the trainer was proud that he responded to the leave it cue. The last few minutes we did off lead recalls through the runway and he smashed them. Keep up the great work at home! Focus: Obedience A
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: Skateboard was the trick we worked on today and it had Sampson stumped! He was confused with what was required and would jump over the skateboard. Instead of shaping the skill the trainer went to luring and he eventually got the idea to put 2 paws on the skateboard and hold it until released. Sampson took this skill very seriously and had a full concentration face on! Focus: Foundation 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 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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