Tycho's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-11-15

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: Middle Position Comment: For Pickles first session we worked on his middle’s skill. This skill is good for allowing them to be in a controlled position while distractions are around. Pickle did really well in this session! As Pickle already knows Middles, we pushed this skill even further by asking him to follow the trainer in different directions (forwards, backwards, sideways). Pickle did really well at walking backwards and forwards with the trainer however he did struggle a bit more with walking sideways. To help Pickle become more comfortable with walking sideways in middles a lure was used. The trainer also guided him into stepping sideways by applying slight pressure with her leg until her stepped sideways. As soon as he did step, he was told ‘yes’ and rewarded. The next step for Pickle will be to continue working on getting his to step sideways while in middles. Focus: Repetition A
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: For Pickles second session we worked on his Skateboard skill. This skill is good for building confidence and concentration. Pickle again smashed out this session and was an expert skater! To push Pickle the trainer started to get him to drop and then placed the skateboard Infront of him. The trainer would then take a couple steps away from the skateboard and Pickle would be asked to ‘Ride it’. Pickle did really well and would go straight onto the skateboard from his drop and would continue until he ran out of space. At times Pickle would only step onto the skateboard with one paw, when this occurred, he was told ‘nope’ and reset. The next step for Pickle will be to start adding in distractions while he performs skateboard. Focus: Confidence A+
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: For Pickles last session we worked on his Roll in a blanket skill. This skill is good to push his thinking and concentration. As Pickle is still learning this skill, we started off by getting him to just roll over on the towel. As he was comfortable with this, we moved onto getting him to hold the towel in his mouth. Pickle did really well with grabbing the towel however he struggled with his duration. To help increase the duration Pickle was holding the towel, the trainer started to only reward if he held the towel in his mouth for more than 3 seconds. As soon as he had held it for 3 seconds he was told ‘yes’ and rewarded. If Pickle was only grabbing the towel for a shorter duration than wanted, he was told ‘nope’. To mix up Pickles training and reduce some frustration the trainer would at times get him to rollover. The next step for Pickle will be to continue working on the duration he holds the towel for. Focus: Foundation 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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