Winston's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-11-08

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: Drop/ Down Comment: For Winstons first session we worked on his drop skill. This skill is important as it allows them to be in a controlled position for distractions. This session was conducted in the kennels around other dogs. Winston did really well with his duration however he struggled to actually drop when asked. As he was so distracted the only way he would drop was by a hand lure in front of him, going all the way to the ground. If Winston didn’t drop when asked he was told ‘uh uh’ and put into his drop. Once in his drop he was rewarded for whenever he made eye contact with the trainer to increase his engagement. The next step for Winston will be to continue working on his drops in the kennels. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Loose Lead (No pull) Comment: For Winstons second session we worked on his loose lead. Loose lead walking is an important skill as it allows him to walk by your side without any pulling. Winston started off distracted by his environment however it didn’t take long for him to start focusing on the trainer. To help increase his engagement the trainer added in more turns and he was rewarded when he would turn with her. If he didn’t turn with her he was told ‘uh uh’ and the trainer continued walking the opposite direction. Winston was also told ‘yes’ and rewarded when he would make eye contact with the trainer. The next step for Winston will be to continue working on his loose lead outside as his engagement still can be improved. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Place Training Comment: For Winstons last session we worked on his place skill using a towel instead of a bed. Being able to ustilise a towel for place allows for you to take a towel to cafes and put him on place. Winston did really well in this session and picked up that the towel was ‘place’ almost straight away. After he started going to place when asked we tested his duration by stepping away. To begin with Winston was breaking and following the trainer however with the use of ‘Uh uh’ he again quickly picked up that he needed to remain on place. The next step for Winston will be to progress to doing place in a towel outside. Focus: Repetition A

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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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