Sebastian's Doggy Dayschool Report

2023-10-24

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 like usual to get him locked on the trainer took him for a loose lead walk. However today they did focus on something new for Seb which was door manners! This is his ability to remain in a sit or drop while we slowly open a door and he will only go through when his release word is given. He was already pretty good at this when put into a sit but he did hesitate a little to begin with. If he went to get up and go out the door the trainer would shut it, make him do a little circle and get him back into a sit. However they only had to do this a few times at the first door they came across, after this he was waiting patiently for the door to open before waiting for his release word, the next challenge of this skill is for the trainer to walk through the door while Seb stays in his sit or drop but this is still a little too much for him at the moment. Focus: Manners B
Skill learnt: Targeting (touch) Comment: For his second session today the trainer wanted to start pairing the verbal “touch” to Seb’s ability to touch an object with his nose. In previous sessions he has been doing really well with this skill but had yet to start learning the verbal. Today he was touching the spoon straight away so the trainer was able to start this part of the training straight away every he touched the spoon the command was given and then the yes marker and reward, this was repeated until we had him successfully doing the skill 4/5 times. From here we are able to start giving the command first and he should know what to do, this part was started only right at the end of the session but the trainer still got a few repetitions of the skill using the verbal command from Seb which is amazing! Focus: Conditioning B
Skill learnt: Conditioning Comment: For his final session today the trainer worked on a few skills all at once including place and some vet holds again. Seb has a great understanding of his place command, he still needs to work on some speed getting to place and some distance but he has a done really well to learn the basics. While working in this today the trainer would also check over his paws, ears and eyes (he would not let the trainer do his mouth) and seemed to be a lot more tolerant of this and is not pulling away at all which is a great sign he is getting more and more comfortable with the trainers! He was super engaged today and put in a lot of hard work! We are starting to see that while a little slow we can still get a lot out of Seb and the more he comes here for both day school as well as other things such as classes and private appointments when you have questions will make him more and more comfortable. Focus: Desensitisation 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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