Teddy's Doggy Dayschool Report

2023-11-01

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: Trick Training Comment: For his first session today the trainer thought they would start off Teddy with some shape training and really get his brain active and awake for the rest of the day. To do this they continued work on his “toy bucket” skill. As we know this is a shape training exercise, we must present Teddy with the ball and every time he gets it closer to the bucket we reward him and every time he gets further we withhold treats and interaction, this builds frustration which in turn builds development as he will get frustrated like he did today and eventually put the ball in the bucket! While today he only did it once the trainer made a massive deal about this showing Teddy that this is the end goal! While he still has some work to do each and every time the trainer does this skill he gets closer and closer which is what we are looking for. Focus: Conditioning B
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: For his second session today the trainer worked on Teddy’s place skill. To challenge him today the trainer had multiple place beds and was sending Teddy to different place beds in quick succession! This is a great challenge for Teddy as giving him multiple options tests if he goes where we point or if he just goes to a bed and doing quick succession helps us see if he understands the verbal command or is just doing skills he thinks is right. He smashed this today being able to be sent to any of the place beds the trainer pointed at and didn’t need constant rewarding! He does need a little work on impulse control, a few times the trainer would step away from the place bed and Teddy attempted to come with them however he had good recovery and started making good decisions after just a few reminders from the trainer he needed to stay on the bed, he smashed this session and the trainer is super happy! Focus: Distance B+
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: The trainer wanted to end the day on some fun and so did a few trick skills with Teddy! To get him in a playful mood for his tricks the trainer first did one he knows which is roll over! Today the trainer was able to phase out the lure and started adding in the verbal command! While they still needed to be close to Teddy to do this the next step will be to slowly start getting off the floor with Teddy and asking him to do it while the trainer is standing. The other skills that were attempted today was selfie and paws up! The reason this was done was the trainer noticed Teddy was hesitant to put his paws on things today, they discovered this when trying to do “selfie” with Teddy and so when they noticed this took it back a step and just did paws up onto a ottoman! It took a little bit but with some luring Teddy started putting his paws up pushing through his fear and conquering the ottoman! From here the trainer will try redo selfie once he has a good paws up! Focus: Repetition 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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