Sonny's Doggy Dayschool Report

2023-10-26

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 yesterday the trainer worked on his loose lead skills. To help set Sonny up for success the trainer took him out first today. Yesterday while he did recover like a champion during his last 2 sessions the trainer wanted to get the most out of him today so took him to a low distraction area to start with and worked on his loose lead walking. He did so much better with this today, the biggest focus on the session was teaching him about lead pressure. When he hits the end of the line the trainer would stand still and turn the other way, they would then wait Sonny out and when he turns around and walks back towards the trainer he is rewarded and given a big scratch to reward him for this behaviour! Soon Sonny realised that he was in fact in control of the pressure of the lead and by moving back towards us the lead actually went loose and he got lots of rewards! It didn’t take him long to start walking next to the trainer and turning with them really well! He still needs some more sessions on this before we could call him competent but he made some real progress today and had a great first session. Focus: Manners C+
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: Like his first session the trainer wanted to minimise the distractions for Sonny so they worked him in the empty classroom today on his place skill. With less distractions Sonny was able to make some real progress on his place skill today. While yesterday the trainer was luring him onto the bed, today he showed good understanding of the verbal command paired with the hand gesture for this skill. This means he understands the basics and the trainer can now start progressing the skill. Specifically Sonny needs more work on all three quadrants of obedience, these are also know as the three Ds, distraction, duration and distance. While he still needs a lot of work on all three of theses he did well today being able to build up his duration he waited in place for a little bit and the trainer was able to get a bit of distance away from him, however distractions are a big challenge for Sonny so if we can minimise these during his training we will get much better results out of him. Focus: Repetition C
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: For his last session today the trainer worked on Sonny’s drop. This was his best session of the day and he made some really good progress here! The trainer today was able to not only stop luring him under the leg to get him to drop but was actually not using a treat to lure him either! He was going off the verbal command which the trainer has started to teach today and he was also able to work around 2 other dogs in the classroom today! While he does every now and again notice the other dogs and lock on the trainer found it really easy to redirect his attention back to the training. He smashed it today really impressing the trainer but he still has a little ways to go yet with his training so we still recommend continuing day school. Focus: Conditioning C+

We recommend your next step should be…

Continue Dayschools

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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