Wesley's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-03-08

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: Drop/ Down Comment: Wesley began his day practicing his ‘drop’ skill, focusing on increasing the distance between him and the trainer once in it. Wesley began outside on the concrete and did really well! At the very first drop, he did try and crawl towards the trainer, but with the use of his non-reward marker “ah ah”, he stopped himself and remained there beautifully. Since he was doing well outside, the trainer brought him inside to have other dogs and trainers distractions. Again, he initially wanted to crawl, but with “ah ah” he resisted the temptation and was the goodest boy. For the rest of the session Wesley held his drops like a pro. Keep up the awesome work at home, even add in some squeaky toys or something he loves while you move away and see how well he does! Focus: Distance A
Skill learnt: Recall Comment: Next up, Wesley practiced his ‘recall’ skill outside on a long line. To warm up, the trainer practiced his recall through the cattery on the way to outside and he responded beautifully! Once outside, there was the initial sniffs he had to make, so the trainer began by having Wes start off in a drop, then calling for him to come and he did exceptionally well! The trainer then let Wes have free range and tested his listening some more, he again did wonderful! There was the odd time he would catch a small case of the zoomies and run past the trainer, but he would realise and quickly spin into a sit, haha! Keep practicing this skill at home and remember, be the MOST exciting thing for Wesley when you are out and about. Focus: Distraction B+
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: Wesley’s last session was focused on his ‘sit pretty’ trick, testing him in different areas of our facility. Wes did so well in the classroom, so the trainer moved him to the cattery and then proceeded outside. In the cattery he still performed the trick, but not with as much duration. When outside, the trainer encouraged him up onto a tree stump and he performed his sit pretty on it, very impressive as he was so skeptical about getting his bum on there!! After these 3 areas, Wes struggled to sit pretty else where; in front of a park bench and on a wooden place bed. Keep pushing him in these distracting environments and see how you go. It’s awesome he can do it at home no problems, but dogs are very contextual so let’s keep practicing in odd environments and help him be confident in it! Focus: Distraction 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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