Scooter's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-03-30

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: Place Training Comment: Scooters first session today was focused on his place training with trainer distractions. Hearing about how he struggled after doing sheep herding isn’t unusual as he would have been very wound up and stimulated. Expecting him to settle in this kind of situation while still learning place can be too high of expectations. We pushed his place skill in the classroom with people and dog distractions. He did pretty well but he is definitely still learning the boundaries of this skill. Keep pushing it with distractions, perhaps next time with the herding keep the duration short and give him lots of breaks. Building duration slowly as he gets better and can settle after such excitement. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: Scooters second session was all about his drops in the classroom and outside. We used a very clear hand signal with a treat hiding in our hand so he could smell it but not see it. This encourages him to rely more and more on the visual cue. His drops are great, we could move around, spin and jump around him without him breaking position. We even tried them outside on the grass and he did really well, we didn’t try as many distractions but he had pretty good duration. Focus: Duration B
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: Scooters last session today focused on his loose lead walking and engagement outside. For this we simply walked around outside the classroom, if he started to pull we turned and went the other way. Any time he looked at us we would reward him! This shows him that by checking in with us he gets rewarded. Since he was getting tired he was walking pretty slow so we mainly focused on his engagement. He did really well with this, keep working on this at home and outside, remember to keep treats on you all the time! Focus: Distraction 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 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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