Winston's Doggy Dayschool Report

2021-10-25

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: Ring a Bell Comment: For Winston’s first session today we focused on his bell skill. He was super hyped up to start with so we practiced his loose lead walking to help get him engaged with the trainer. Once he was showing better focus we moved inside and practiced the bell. We started off just standing in front of it and waiting for him to offer a behaviour. He looked towards the bell so we rewarded it and then he must have remembered from last session and began targeting the rope. He didn’t mouth the rope this session but he was successfully targeting it each time. We started to hold back the treats until he showed more of a mouthing behaviour but he just got super frustrated and vocal. We decided to then go back and reward the nose targeting. This can be a slow process but by pushing him and making him think more he will eventually start to mouth it. Focus: Repetition C+
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: For his second skill we focused on getting Winston to hold the toy drill. This is much the same process as getting him to hold the rope attached to the bell. We held the drill in front of Winston and waited for him to offer a behaviour. He started targeting with his nose which is a great start. After doing this for about five minutes he started licking the drill, this is a step closer to getting him to mouth the toy. We know he likes to carry object in his mouth because he carries his teddy around. We just need to mark the exact moment he mouths the toy and reward it. Another process of doing this is to label the behaviour of him carrying his favourite toy (capturing) and getting him to present this behaviour for different things. Focus: Repetition C+
Skill learnt: Drop/ Down Comment: For his last session we pushed his drop duration with all sorts of distractions. We had kibble spelling out his name, had a high vis vest draped over him and other dogs training in the classroom. He did so well with all these distractions and only broke a couple times, but once corrected he is very quick to get back into position. He didn’t seem bothered by the high vis. vest and let us do whatever we wanted. The trainer even wore the vest and moved around him, he didn’t react once! He did so well today and looked extremely adorable. Focus: Distraction 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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