TJ's Doggy Dayschool Report

2023-11-21

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: For his first session today the trainer worked on his loose lead skills. Coming out of accomodation he was pulling a bit however being as good motivated as he is the trainer found it easy to get him refocused on his training this morning. Once out of high distraction areas he was doing much better, again he is very good motivated so this has been a big part of keeping him close to us while on a walk. Since he was doing so well for the trainer out on the concrete they decided to try take him into the classroom and work around another dog, however this was too much for him and while he didn’t pull his focus was entirely on the other dog so they took him back outside to make sure they finished the session on a big positive. Focus: Conditioning C+
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: For his second session today the trainer worked on TJ’s drops. The focus on the session today was on both his recognition for the verbal command as well as building on his duration. To help with his verbal recognition the trainer made sure to first see where he was at with this skill first before trying to push or progress him. He did really well being able to do the command with the hand gesture and verbal without a pure. However he needed work on his duration today. To help him with this the trainer has been rewarding with his release command, to do this simple hold him in a drop for a short duration and then give his release command to break him off followed by a quick “yes” reward command, this helps him wait for the release command before expecting a reward. Focus: Duration C
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: TJ worked on his place skill for the last session today. The focus on this session was building his duration and working with distractions. He worked in the classroom today and did really well with building his duration, long times spent on the bed seemed to relax him so this was much easier to build up. The distraction were a bit more of a challenge. The trainer worked on movement distractions today and started off next to TJ just taking steps away, when he started staying on the bed the trainer took bigger and bigger steps away from TJ as he remained in place, he made some great progress today really putting in the effort to focus on the trainer today and while he still needs some work on his engagement the trainer could see progress being made today which we love to see. 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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