Sonny's Doggy Dayschool Report


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: Sonny’s first session we worked on his place skill. He shows a good understanding of this skill and we were able to focus on his duration and increasing distraction level. We worked in the classroom around other dogs and his trainer moved around the bed rewarding Sonny for keeping all four paws on the bed. He did find faster movements and toys a bit more of a challenge but is showing good progress. In regards to the herding behaviours you are seeing at home, this is a behaviour that is part of his genetics, it will come down to management to help redirect the herding into something more positive. You can utilise his place skill and send him to a bed otherwise you can redirect it into something more biologically fulfilling for him like play or using a flirt pole. Is there specific instances at home where he is more likely to herd? Is it when he is in a higher arousal state? This can also contribute as to why he may be doing it and the best ways to redirect the behaviour. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: For Sonny’s second session we worked on his drop skill. Sonny still needs the help of a lure to get into position but shows some recognition of the verbal cue “drop”. He does default to a sit instead of a drop at times but this is easily fixed by guiding him into the correct position. Today we worked on repetition and building up his duration. As he progresses in this skill and shows more recognition of the verbal cue we will no longer need the treat lure. Keep working on this at home and his duration. Focus: Repetition C+
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: Final session Sonny worked on some loose lead. Today we worked outside on the pavement and focused on building his engagement. Initially Sonny was a bit distracted by other staff moving about the facility but quickly settled and began checking in with his trainer. Each time Sonny pulled we stopped and began moving the other way, he quickly got the hang of this and began following direction change well and sits most times when the trainer stops walking. Good job Sonny! Keep working on this at home, gradually increasing external distractions. 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 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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