Wesley's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-05-23

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: Spin Comment: For Wesley’s first session we worked in his twirl skill. This is a good skill as it teaches Wesley to ignore distractions by making him turn to look at the and then continue turning back around to us. Wesley did super well with this so we started to fade out the lure. Wesley struggled to hold his focus abit more when there was no treat lure however he still did really well. The next step will be to continue fading out the lure as he is very capable of doing it without the treat lure he just needs some more practice without it! Focus: Repetition B+
Skill learnt: Recall Comment: For Wesley’s second session we worked on his recall. This is a good skill for Wesley as it allows you to be able to call him back while off lead. We worked in the classroom around two other dogs and a few dogs that were in the crates. He did really well for this however he was abit slow to come back. With recall we want him to come running back instead of just a walk. However because of the distraction levels this was a good start as he would often turn away and ignore the other dogs. The next step for Wesley will be to continue working on his recall around other dogs getting his speed up by making us even more exciting! Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: For Wesley’s last session we worked on his high five skill. This is good for pushing Wesley’s thinking. To begin with he struggled as he wasn’t lifting his paw high enough to make it a high five. Therefore the trainer helped him to begin with and held her hand as low as she could without turning it the other way. Wesley started to do really well with this so we started raising the hand. He picked it up very quickly and then didn’t have an issue performing high five as long as the hand wasn’t above his head. One reason Wesley struggled to high five any higher than his head level is because he doesn’t lean his shoulder back. One way to help him start doing this is to hold the hand close to him so he has to bring his shoulder back to then hit your hand. The next step for Wesley will be to continue working on the foundations of his high-five skill as it is starting to understand it. Focus: Repetition 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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