Tydus's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-05-09

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: Place Training Comment: Tydus began his day with some ‘place training’, focusing on settling. Place is a great skill for Tydus to have as it is a controlled position and he it acts as his own little bubble. Tydus will begin to learn that he is to remain on place until he is released, in his case meaning he has to settle in order for him to be released. The trainer began by coaxing him on the place bed with plenty of yummy treats, saying “yes” and rewarding him once all 4 paws were on. Tydus would always then sit on his own, which is awesome! He would then hear “yes” and be rewarded for that too, rewarding the good settling behaviour. Towards the end of the session Tydus plopped himself into a drop on the place bed, which he was also rewarded for. Keep practicing this skill at home! When sending him to place, for now just use a lure, once he is performing this 90% of the time, begin to add the verbal cue “place” (or “bed”, “mat”, totally up to you!). Awesome first session, Tydus! Focus: Duration B+
Skill learnt: Crate Training Comment: Next up, Tydus worked on his ‘crate training’, again focusing on settling in there whilst being sent to and from. As the trainer was not sure how far in he is with crate training, they started Tydus off in a bigger crate, simply luring him and out, adding duration each time he is in there. Again, Tydus would sit by himself at first and as the session went on he would go into a drop on his own, which is awesome! Crate training is also a way to teach Tydus how to settle a bit better, as there is not a chance he can release himself as there is a closed door. While he was in the crate, the trainer was sure to reward him with plenty of treatos to make it as much of a positive experience as possible. Tydus did not make a fuss or whine one bit. Same as place, start adding the verbal cue “crate” once he is performing it 90% of the time with the lure. Such a great start for his first day school! Focus: Duration B+
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: To finish off the day, Tydus worked on his ‘drop’ skill, working on the foundation as Tydus did not show much prior knowledge of it, as when the trainer said “drop” he was unsure what to do, which is okay! Tydus began to only follow a lure to the ground from a sit, but after persistence and repetition, Tydus was able to drop from a stand, yay! Drop is another great, controlled skill to have as it can redirect any unwanted behaviour (ie jumping). Keep practicing this at home just by luring him and once again, once he is going into a drop with no issues 90% of the time, add in the verbal cue “drop” (or “down”, again choose any word you would like!). Awesome first day Mr Tydus! 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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