Tassie'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: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: Tassie started his day working on some loose lead walking in our classroom. We did this by picking two spots in the room, walking between them. Once Tassie walks ahead one way, we turn around and walk the other. Once he turns and makes it back to our side we mark yes and give him a treat. We then repeat this, teaching him if he pulls ahead he doesn't get to go where he wants but if he's with us he gets good things. Tassie started the lesson with no engagement, wanting to run around the room and investigate everything which led to him hitting the end of the lead quite a bit. We put some repetition in, rewarding him when he was in a good position. After some practice, Tassie started walking by our side more often than not, focusing on the trainer and his treats. Focus: Foundation C+
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: Next, we worked on his place skill, introducing him to the foundations of the skill. We use a treat to lure him onto the bed with a treat, marking yes and giving him the treat as soon as he puts all four paws on the bed. We immediately give him his release word "break" and let him off. Once he understands this we start giving him a few seconds at a time before giving him the release word, guiding him back on with the lead gently if he steps off early. Tassie didn't want to step on the bed at first, unsure of the new object in front of him. We used the treat and a little bit of guidance from the lead to encourage him on. As soon as he stepped on we made a big deal about it, giving him the confidence to keep trying. He quickly started hopping on and off quickly, showing less hesitance each time. We started adding in a little bit of duration, with him finishing the lesson well. This is a great skill for impulse control and development of his self-settling skills. Focus: Foundation C+
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: Tassie finished with his drop skill. We used a treat, luring him down into position by going down between his front legs towards the ground. Tassie happily followed the treat down, easily going down into position. We then used his break marker and let him back up immediately. We practiced this until he had a good understanding of the skill, then adding in a few seconds each time before each release to start building duration. If he gets up early we guide him back down gently with the lead before releasing him to teach him he had to wait until we give him his release word before he can get up. He picked this up quite quickly, being able to stay down in the skill for a few seconds at a time each repetition. The drop skill is great for being able to have a controlled position, being able to redirect him into this position when he is doing an undesirable behaviour and using in place of a “stay” command. 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 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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