Waffles's Doggy Dayschool Report

2023-10-23

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 did some loose lead walking. The reason this was done first up was that waffles had a brand new trainer he had never worked with before! Due to this they wanted to make sure they formed a good bond with Waffles as well as gain his engagement and focus and loose lead is a great exercise for all of these! He did so well with his loose lead, not only did the lead have a nice loose J shape to it the trainer could actually feel Waffles right against their leg 90% of the walk! They also worked on waffles “auto sit” this is when the person walking him stops and waffles automatically puts himself into a sit without a command, this can be a very useful habit especially when out on a walk and you need to cross a street. Focus: Confidence B
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: For his second session today the trainer worked on his place skill as per the owners notes. The trainer did have to go back to basics today with this skill however this is common when working with a new trainer. This is okay and is going to happen more often than you think, what we are looking for to make sure he is progressing and not going back is the speed of his recovery and getting back to where he was with the skill gets quicker each time we teach the skill. For waffles today it took him not time at all. To start he wouldn’t go on to the place bed when asked but the trainer was quickly able to use lures to get him back on. It didn’t take long at all for these lures to start to be phased out as well and the trainer was asking Waffles to go to place and he was doing it without the lure, this was a fantastic recovery! The trainer also discovered that moving and motion helps motivate Waffles to do the skill a little more so for now if asking him to do it at home, moving towards the object you want him to go to “place” on and pointing at it with a obvious strong pointing motion will help him a lot with learning this skill. Focus: Back to Basics C+
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: For his last session today the trainer tried to get waffles to work on some fetch! However like is something the case he just was not interested in the ball or playing with it today, the trainer tried a few ways to get him interested in the ball however today he just wasn’t interested in the ball no matter how much the trainer tried. However he got really excited about physical play with the trainer themselves so they worked a bit with this however the session was starting to wrap up so they finished the day with some fun middles training! 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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