Skip's Doggy Dayschool Report

2023-09-25

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: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: Skips first session we worked on his loose lead. We worked out in the carpark focusing on his engagement. Initially he was a bit distracted and sniffing about so we did some quick sit repetitions to build engagement. Skip walked well for the most part of the session, when he did pull ahead we stopped and changed directions walking the other way encouraging him to follow, rewarding when he did. He did become a bit unsettled towards the end of the session due to some loud banging and noises coming from the property next door but overall was a good session. Keep working on his leash skills and engagement in familiar environments. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: For Skips second session we worked on his drop skill. For the first part of the session he was quite reluctant to drop from a verbal cue/with a hand signal and was quick to pop back up before his release word. By the end of the session he had improved significantly, responding to the verbal cue paired with a clear hand signal and holding his duration around low energy trainer movements and even while the trainer bounced a ball! He occasionally broke early with the ball but was easily redirected back into position by saying uh uh. Keep building his duration at home before increasing distraction levels. Focus: Distraction C+
Skill learnt: Recall Comment: Final session Skip worked on his recall. We started off just outside the classroom on a normal length lead. Skip did okay in this environment but still needs the guidance of a lure/hand signal to finish in a sit in front of the trainer. After some good repetitions we moved to the driveway and this was a bit more challenging and he did loose quite a bit of focus once he saw your car pull in. We finished up the session with drop duration to rebuild his engagement. Keep working on his recall at home with low distractions (like in the front yard) before increasing distraction levels. Focus: Distraction 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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