Stormy's Doggy Dayschool Report

2023-10-23

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: Conditioning Comment: First session Stormy worked on building his engagement and beginning the foundations of place, alongside conditioning him to his markers. Yes = reward, break = release from skill/position. The release word is important as we teach implied duration instead of stay/wait. We started with the engagement game to help build some focus in the class environment This game rewards them for looking/engaging with the trainer. To do this we throw a treat and they retrieve it. When they get the treat and look back to the trainer we say yes and throw another treat. This teaches them that by looking back to the trainer they get more rewards. We then started beginning the foundations of place. This skill only has one rule, all four paws remain on the bed until his release word. This skill is great at building self settling skills. Stormy began to settle and engage with his trainer by the end of the session. Focus: Conditioning C
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: Second session Stormy started working on his drop skill. He shows some prior knowledge of the skill but does struggle to hold the position as he gets excited. Throughout this session we worked on luring him into position, marking yes then releasing him. This skill will be helpful at home to redirect over arousal and jumping behaviours. Stormy is still in early stages of this skill and will require more practise at home focusing on duration and engagement. Focus: Foundation C+
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: Stormys final session we worked on place. stormy was a lot more engaged this session and focusing on the trainer. We continued to build on this skill for this session as it will be an important skill to continue working on at home to help with his overarousal and general manners. During this session we were able to begin building small amounts of duration before releasing him. He can be quick to step off the bed when he sees other staff, when he does this we tell him uh uh and guide him back onto the bed. Keep building his duration at home to strengthen the foundations of this skill. Focus: Foundation 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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