Squid's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-10-06

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: Drop/ Down Comment: For Squid's first session today we practiced his drop skill however, with a twist. We practiced it in front of a door, we got him into position and then stepped in front of him and opened the door. His word association with his drop skill is great although if he has found something interesting to smell it is difficult to get his attention. Doing this in front of a door is a good distraction because it would be very tempting to get up and go outside. He did super well with this skill today, just need to brush up on his engagement with the trainer as he was a little distracted. Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For his second session today we went outside while the sun was still shining. We started off with some loose lead walking in the carpark to help him focus and engage with the trainer. He did pretty good with this however he would occasionally pull to go off and smell something, so the trainer changed directions and prompted him to follow, which he would. To finish this session we moved into the grassed training area and worked on his drop durations. He did super well with this and only broke position once! To work on his loose lead, it just needs practice and making sure he is focused before walking him is going to be key! Focus: Distraction C+
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: For his last session today we worked on his place skill. He did pretty good with this towards the end of the session however at the start he was still quite distracted. After we released him and sent him to place a few times he got better. Getting him in the right frame of mind is critical. He is very easily distracted so being aware of his every move is important to make sure he doesn’t get away with anything he isn’t supposed to do. To test him we threw some toys around the room (at a distance) and without too much movement. He didn’t break position so this skill can be pushed next time by increasing the movement and decreasing the distance. Towards the end of the session we let him settle himself on place and he didn’t take long to relax and lay down which is really good for his impulse control and self-soothing abilities! 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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