Winston's Doggy Dayschool Report

2022-03-28

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: Winston began his day practicing his ‘loose lead’ walking outside the office, focusing on distractions and rebuilding his engagement. At first Winnie was quite distracted and the trainer was only able to get his attention by making weird noises. The trainer also utilised his ‘drop’ skill, which he would go into straight away, still proving he was listening, just not looking. As the session went on, Winston’s engagement did grow, which is awesome! Just ensure you are the most excitable thing for him so he will turn his focus onto you, not the surroundings he is in. If you find he is losing interest in his treats, reward him with affection. After a few pets this session, Winston began to eat treats much better. Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Recall Comment: Next up, Winston worked on his ‘recall’ skill outside, having plenty of dog and trainer distractions. Again, at first Winston was very distracted, but after a few reps and using his non-reward marker “ah ah” when needed, he gained good focus. He performed a handful of awesome recalls, but there were some average ones where he would take his time to come to the trainer. The big thing with recall is you need to be the most exciting thing for him, make as many weird noises as you can. You can even utilise a squeaker toy if he will recall for that. Keep practicing this at home! Focus: Distraction B
Skill learnt: Trick Training Comment: To finish off his big day, Winston practiced his ‘sit pretty’ trick, focusing on holding his duration. He did really well!! Throughout the day Winston had displayed some off behaviours, but as he is coming up to 1 he may be entering his terrible teen stage, so just be sure to stay on top of his obedience skills! When he was sassy during this session, the trainer would ask him to drop until he settled, then they continued. Winston had the habit of putting his paw on the trainer to help stabilise himself, but he is still also able to balance on his own, do not let him trick you!! Keep practicing this at home, use plenty of treats to hold his duration and add in his release word “woo” so he begins to understand he isn’t to break until released. Good job, Winston! Focus: Duration 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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