Wesley's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-02-21

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: For his first session we worked on sit pretty. Initially Wesley was a bit distracted and didn't quite have his balance but as we went through the repetitions of the skill he improved with his balance and only tried to use the trainer for balance a few times. He did perform quite a few nice and straight positions which shows he is learning the skill and building up his muscles for balance. At home work on building his duration a little in this skill and having him not need external balance. Focus: Repetition B+
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: For his second session we worked on place with dog videos as a distraction. Initially Wesley was a bit naughty on place so we spent a few minutes just going over the basics until he started to settle down and stay on place. With movement distractions he did break early a few times so this would be good to practice at home. Once settled we started using dog videos as a distraction while he remained on place. He would look at the TV in interest bit did not react nor break place which is good. At home work on having him on place around one of his reactive triggers such as dogs on TV - preventing the behaviour and giving him a job to do is a great way to minimise reactivity. Use YouTube dog videos to practice this behaviour. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Recall Comment: For his last session we worked on recall around another dog as a distraction. Wesley was a little cheeky to start off with but after a minute we were getting him coming to the trainer right away from a drop position. We tested him with a toy - he veered towards it the first time then was great at ignoring it. At home use obstacles like toys or food to help improve his recall by getting him to ignore these temptations during a recall. 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 DoneĀ (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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