Winston's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-05-02

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 Winston’s first session we worked on his loose lead skill. This was especially good for his first session as he was overly excited and containing his zoomies was very hard for him. You could often see him crouch and want to run but he held himself back. There were a few times he pulled towards a tree to begin with however towards the end of the session he walked directly next to the training and didn’t pull at all. We conducted this session on the gravel and the grass proved to be too much. There were lots of dogs barking which proved to be a big distraction for him. If Winston did pull he was told ‘uh uh’ and the trainer walked in the opposite direction away from the distraction. The next step for Winston will be to continue working on his loose lead on the gravel around with barking distractions and he can still improve with this level of distraction. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Recall Comment: For Winstons second session we worked on his recall around other dogs. To begin with we worked in the classroom environment and he did really well. As he was doing well we progressed to outside. To begin with he struggled as he was so excited. We moved abit further away from the other dog and he started to improve. The trainer had to get very excitable for Winston to ‘come’ however he did well considering he was so excited. The trainer ensured to now use the word ‘come’ unless she was sure he would come and sit infront of her. The next step for Winston will be to continue working on his recall around other dogs in an outside environment. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: For Winstons last session we worked on his ‘put toys away’ trick. Winston did really well with this trick and picked it up pretty quickly. To start the foundations the trainer threw the toy away from the box and then held treats over the box when he came back, that way he would drop the toy to get the treats. Towards the end the trainer no longer needed to hold the treats over the box and was instead able to just point. If Winston missed the box he was told ‘nope’ and asked to pick up the toy again. The next step for Winston will be to continue working on this foundations as he isn’t putting it in the box every time. Attached is also a recommendation of how to teach this trick from our trick training book. Focus: Foundation B+

We recommend your next step should be…

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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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