Wesley's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-10-13

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: Trick Training Comment: Wesley started off his day with his ‘chin rest’ skill. Wesley has great knowledge of this skill and will happily plop his chin in the palm of the trainers hand. The main focus of today was working on his duration, learning to remain in position until released. Wesley did really well!! He did not move until he was released, which is exactly what we want. Chin rest is a skill we teach so your pooch can withstand vet visits better. The next step for Wesley would be to start touching his body; paws, ears, tails, etc. and have his chin remain in our hand. Awesome work and keep up the great job. Focus: Duration A
Skill learnt: Middle Position Comment: Next up, Wesley worked on his ‘middles’ skill, focusing on different angles. Wesley is a very bright boy and understands the skill well, but struggles if the angle is too far turned from him. If it is a slight angle, he performs beautifully, but if the trainer is facing him too much, he will just run and sit in front of the trainer. With the use of his non-reward marker “ah ah”, the trainer would help him get into the correct position, release him, then try again. Keep up this great work at home!! Focus: Distance B
Skill learnt: Recall Comment: To finish the day, Wesley practiced his ‘recall’ skill inside with dog and toy distractions as it was raining outside at the time. Wesley did well with the other dog in the room and came when called. The trainer wanted to make it more difficult and would throw a tennis ball, once Wesley started going for it they would call for him to come back. Wesley would still come when called, just would be a bit slower as he was torn between the treat and the ball. Keep on testing him with these distractions and reward him heavily if he comes really fast!! That will help him learn he did exactly what you wanted him to do. Amazing efforts today!! 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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