Winston's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-02-07

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: Middle Position Comment: Winston’s first session today focused on his middle skill while walking. When we first retrieved him from the kennels he really struggled to settle and was pulling a lot. To work on this we kept turning around when he pulled in front, we also would get him in a drop so he could settle and focus on the trainer. Eventually we got to the classroom to work on his middles skill. We started by putting him into a drop, stepping in front and luring him through. When he was between our legs we started to step forward. If he followed we marked yes and rewarded him. He did pretty well with this skill, he did back out once but we simply lured him back into position and then released him through our legs. Keep working on this skill, focus on luring him in and then moving the treat up so he is watching you and not the treat! Focus: Foundation B+
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: His second session today was focused on his cafe training. We focused on really pushing distractions while he was in a drop. While there were two other dogs in the room we got him into position and sat down. He did well with this but lacked a little bit of focus with the trainer. To improve on this we waited for him to look at us before rewarding him. Eventually he got much better so the trainer would get up and move around him, we jumped, skipped and walked around him, we even stepped over him a few times. A few times we had another trainer walk up to us and pass us a plate of food. She even talked to Winston (without touching him) in a squeaky voice and he didn’t break position! Keep working on his drops and proofing in all sorts of scenarios. Focus: Distraction A
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: Winston’s last session focused on his loose lead walking around dog distractions. There was another golden retriever puppy in the classroom that he seemed fixated on so this was a great distraction. He was very vocal and wanted to go and say hi but we were able to redirect his focus back to the trainer by changing directions and rewarding him for looking at us. Winston was fine with the other dogs but seemed to really like little Evie. We also practiced his drops to work on his engagement. Keep working on this but he is doing really well! 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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