Solly's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-05-27

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: Engagement Comment: For Sollys first session we worked on his engagement. This is an important session for Solly as he often finds his surrounding more interesting that the trainer. We need to change his perspective and show him the the trainer comes with better things than him environment. We did this by playing an engagement game which consists of rolling treats along the floor each time Solly makes eye contact with the trainer. The idea is to roll the treat away, getting him to turn towards a distraction and then if he wants another treat he needs to ignore the distraction and turn back. Solly started off by taking about 40 seconds before he would make eye contact with the trainer again however towards the end he was turning around almost immediately after eating the treat. The next step for Solly will be to continue working on increasing his engagement especially around other dogs and people by playing this game. Focus: Conditioning X
Skill learnt: Recall Comment: For Sollys second session we worked on his recall which is a progression of the engagement game. Solly did relatively well with this considering there was both people and dog distractions however it took a lot of encouragement to get Solly to turn away from distractions at time. The trainer had to be super exciting and give him both treats and cuddles when he did decide to ‘come’ to show him that it’s more rewarding to leave the distraction. The next step for Solly will be to continue working on his recall at a short distance, around people and dogs as he can still improve with this level of distractions. Focus: Distraction C+
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: We decided to work on some loose lead walking for our last session as while walking up to the classroom Solly was pulling the trainer quiet abit. Again we had people and dog distractions in the classroom which really pushed Solly. He started off very unfocused and was pulling towards all the distractions. We used ‘uh uh’ to show him this behaviour wasn’t correct and then was frequently rewarding him when he did walk nicely. Towards the end of the session Mr Solly did so well and even ignored people as they walked past!! The next step for him will be to continue working at this level as he needs to be good from the start before he can progress to further distractions. 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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